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John Cratchley I've heard various versions of 'Drumming' and seen it performed some too...this rendition is very clear and beautifully recorded by So Percussion...the four of them over dubbing various parts...it's all so pristine but I miss the dangerous tightrope nature intrinsic in the piece (like that present in 'Clapping').
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ryan And to think, my birthday isn't even for another six months! This recording is a knockout.

REICHER!
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Following their acclaimed 2004 Cantaloupe debut, Sō Percussion has completed an entirely new recording of Steve Reich's epic Drumming, made in an entirely new way. This is the first recording of its kind, in which the 4 members of Sō perform all nine separate percussion parts while joined by the singers of Reich's own ensemble. The result is a direct, precise sound, with a clarity that illuminates this landmark piece. This CD brings the percussion world's Beethoven 9th into the 21st century.

"The four member Sō Percussion's new CD of Steve Reich's Drumming can safely be described as definitive."
-Boston Herald

"Brilliantly recorded version .... Through the magic of studio recording, the young quartet covers all nine parts, lending the music all the supernatural unanimity and precision it demands."
-Time Out New York

"One will not find a better representation of Drumming on disc."
-Dave Lewis, All Music Guide

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released August 3, 2015

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Cantaloupe Music Brooklyn, New York

Cantaloupe Music is the record label created by the three founders of New York's legendary Bang on a Can organization—composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe—with Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Cantaloupe Music has made a massive impact in the contemporary music community, and has been recognized by critics and fans worldwide for its edgy and adventurous sounds. ... more

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