Laborintus II

Type:album
Format:CD
Composer(s),:Luciano Berio
Performer(s):Ictus, Mike Patton
Conductor(s):Georges-Elie Octors
Label(s):Ipecac Recordings
Label code:IPC-133
Release date:24.07.2012
Present in Music centreneen
Genre(s):20ste eeuw
Language:Italian

Pressinfo

"We horen free-jazz, stukjes exquisiete klassieke muziek, opschrikkende electronica, spoken-word en de polyfonische sopranen van het Nederlandse Kamerkoor. Van Patton mag je àltijd een uitdaging verwachten - en deze keer gaat hij écht ver - maar gelukkig levert hij net zo consequent een hoogst interessant resultaat af. Easy listening it is not." (***)
Gunter Van Assche, De Morgen, 27.07.2012, p.30

"Laborintus II [..] swings, its horns and percussion gesturing at big band jazz and the more expressive, contemporary forms that were then gaining attraction" (...) "The Ictus Ensemble put in a tremendous performance here, the vocal work of Annet Lans, Margriet Stok and Karin van der Poel being particularly impressive." (...) "Laborinthus II [..] should still be appreciated for its sonic density (there's an astonishing amount of incident packed into just over half an hour), its sustained mood of dread and the universality of its themes, at least one of which - the condemnation of usurers - is painfully relevant today."
Joseph Stannard, The Wire #343, september 2012, p.63