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Larry Kucharz - SMPHNCS - Electronic Symphonics mp3 album

  • Performer: Larry Kucharz
  • Title: SMPHNCS - Electronic Symphonics
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Formats: MP3 AAC MMF AA DTS FLAC AU
  • Released: 2014
  • Style: Modern Classical
  • MP3 album: 1224 mb
  • FLAC album: 1734 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 805
Larry Kucharz - SMPHNCS - Electronic Symphonics mp3 album

My prior experiences with Larry Kucharz’s music have mostly been about quiet, droning electronic structures, with the occasional foray into beats. And while the title Smphncs should have been a giveaway, the appasionato storm of piano notes whirling through the opening of Elevator Phantasy Waltz was (to my experience) so unlike Kucharz, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to follow along. But this piece, and the album in general, levels off into a showcase of Kucharz as a classically influenced composer, working his way through adagios and larghissimos and bringing his electronic viewpoint. When he shifts more toward the quieter side of things, I find Smphncs more to my liking. Largo 43 (92 N. 3A) is a lush, droning piece, dreamy and warm. Scherzo 43 uses light chords to tell its story, a soft touch bringing a string ensemble feel.

Larry Kucharz is an electronic composer and media artist who writes in both minimalist and spiritual ambient styles. He was born in 1946 in Chicago, where he was raised. He studied piano and theory at the Chicago and American Conservatories of Music and took his doctorate at Northwestern University. He moved to New York in 1975, where he was an active minimalist composer, filmmaker, and media artist. His preferred instrument is the Fairlight Music Computer.

Larry Kucharz - Smphncs (International Audiochrome IA43, 2014, CD). by Peter Thelen, Published 2014-08-26. 2019-03-20 Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack.

The tracks show Larry’s take on techno, drum and bass, hardcore, dub, house and minimal techno and introduces a new genra - progressive classical. Genre: Electronic: Techno-Dub. The tracks show Larry’s take on techno, drum and bass, hardcore, dub, house and minimal techno and introduces a new genra - progressive classical. Always the minimalist, Larry always finds a way to insert his brand of minimalism and repeated chords and tones (which was his signature style in the 1970’s) into the various dance generas.

Biography by Carol Wright. Larry Kucharz is an electronic composer and media artist who writes in both minimalist and spiritual ambient styles. He studied piano and theory a. ead Full Biography. Biography . Discography . Songs .

Tracklist

1 Elevator Phantasy Waltz
2 Adagio 43
3 Largo 43
4 Toccata 43
5 Larghissimo 42 (92 No.04A)
6 Adagietto 43
7 Scherzo 43
8 Tremolo 43 (1977 No.07A)

Notes

Musical Compositions by Larry Kucharz
Recorded at Larry Kucharz Studios
Mastered at the Clive Smith Studios

Review - I have to admit: you caught me by surprise, Larry. My prior experiences with Larry Kucharz’s music have mostly been about quiet, droning electronic structures, with the occasional foray into beats. And while the title Smphncs should have been a giveaway, the appasionato storm of piano notes whirling through the opening of “Elevator Phantasy Waltz” was (to my experience) so unlike Kucharz, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to follow along. But this piece, and the album in general, levels off into a showcase of Kucharz as a classically influenced composer, working his way through adagios and larghissimos and bringing his electronic viewpoint to each structure. I don’t know that I would rank it highly among my preferred works of his, but there’s much to listen to here. When he shifts more toward the quieter side of things, I find Smphncs more to my liking. “Largo 43 (92 No.03A)” is a lush, droning piece, dreamy and warm. “Scherzo 43” uses light chords to tell its story, a soft touch bringing a string ensemble feel. The 21-minute closing track, “Tremolo 43 (1977 No.07A),” is Kucharz as I like him best, finding a middle ground between a classical structure and an electronic aesthetic. Slow-motion dynamics meet with thick pipe-organ chords, creating peaks and valleys of sound. The quiet moments are pastoral; the passages where the chords take the forefront are stirring. Kucharz masterfully modulates the two sides of that equation, giving the listener a deep place in which to dwell for a while.

Again, Smphncs is not my favorite bit of Kucharz, but it is filled with passages that remind me what I like about his work. He’s been at this a long time, and he’s never been afraid to mix things up a bit. A solid and slightly surprising release from this fine composer. (Hypnagogue)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 888295122627
  • Matrix / Runout: MYF4358
  • ASIN: B00NE6LRDQ


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