Talking Microtonal Blues

A 13 track twenty-first century album (52m 33s) — released September 8th 2014 on nonclassical

Royal Philharmonic Society-nominated composer, Larry Goves is at the cutting edge of the UK's contemporary music scene. His 'band', The House of Bedlam, is a rare example of a classical composer-led group, which fuses Goves' boldly original voice with the kind of dynamic energy and spirit found in a rock band.

His use of extended performance techniques and uncompromising electronic sounds combine to create a rich variety of textures and evocative harmonies. Goves' dark scores, his sinuous melodic lines and his obvious appreciation for Welton's measured poetic style results in a deeply thoughtful collaboration, a unique sound-world and an album of heart-felt beauty and honesty.

“A tour de force... [the score] built up an orchestral embarras de richesses in many layers, with sounds from several key players looped and transformed by electronics...The piece was engrossing for every moment of its 35 minutes…” - Ivan Hewitt The Telegraph

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