Michael Price: “A Bridge”
I admittedly don’t listen to a lot of classical music. Navigating the wealth of material by the old masters has always seemed like an overwhelming task. And most of the new material I come across is either muzak or avant garde noise. On a whim I checked out English composer Michael Price, however, and I found that his classicalist (at least to my ears) pastoral compositions are to my liking. Particularly new track “A Bridge,” off of his forthcoming EP A Stillness on Erased Tapes. Price (who has taken part in orchestrating/editing a number of high profile soundtracks) claims that with the new EP he was aiming to “create a small Stillness in a noisy, hyper-connected world…”. And that is precisely what “A Bridge” does, via a beautiful arrangement of lush, melancholy strings.
— Jon Behm
EP available for pre-order here