Leo Kupper - Electro Acoustic
Zzaj, Improvijazzation Nation #27
This CD is pure aural pleasure. The Santur sounds (something)
like a Chinese chen (or perhaps a Korean Kay-a-gum), but it
has (a bit) more body. Kupper composes with high merit, leading
the listener on a trek that won't soon be forgotten. You must
be focussed on LISTENING, or you'll religate it (incorrectly)
to the "background" stack (you know, the stuff ya'
play at th' parties when yer' grabbin' th' first toke). It
does NOT belong there! A great part of the uniqueness of this
music is the electronic background (under the Santur); only
criticism is that I couldn't determine (from the liners) if
it was Leo playing those, or someone else... matters not a
whit.. whoEVER is doing them understands the (TOTAL) balance
that's necessary in such a (musical) situation! This is music
that will last well into the 23rd century! GRAND... enveloping....