Jordan Nobles — Chiaroscuro
(out July 1st, 2020 on Redshift Records)

Genre(s): Modern Composition
RIYL: Daniel Lentz, Harold Budd, Linda Catlin Smith, Morton Feldman

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ABOUT: JUNO-winning Vancouver-area composer Jordan Nobles’ latest offers a panoramic and idiosyncratic take on post-minimal composition. Nobles’ music is curious in orientation and eminently listenable, blending the sensuousness of Harold Budd’s Pavilion of Dreams, Linda Catlin Smith’s brooding sonics, and the exploratory lyricism of composers such as Daniel Lentz and Michael Byron. The spellbinding titular work unfolds thick yet delicate large ensemble textures that variously waft and ooze throughout the aural field. Meanwhile, its more extrovert counterpart, Pulses, brings the sense of rhythmic articulation in and out of focus through orchestrational sleight of hand.

Press:
Review — Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News
Review — Ron Schepper, Textura
Review — Griffin Martel, Musicworks
Review — Stuart Derdeyn, The Vancouver Sun
Review — John Nicols, Obladada
Review — Adam Scime, The WholeNote
Review — Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio
Review — A Place For Music
Review — Kevin Press, Exclaim!
Review — Dolf Mulder, Vital Weekly
Review — Paul Baker, Only Strings
Review — Nitestylez.de
Mini-Review — Chris Spector, Midwest Record

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