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Reviews: East meets West - Les Percussions de Strasbourg

Reviews: 5

Site review by Castor November 26, 2004
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Site review by Polly Nomial February 8, 2006
Performance:   Sonics:    
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Review by Iet November 11, 2005 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Listening to this disk is a breathtaking experience, even when the kind of music is not your favorite. To me it shows that audiophiles of the last decades who were not quite convinced about the advancements of modern, digital (PCM) recording techniques somehow are right. What a sonic treasure Pentatone owns with its RQR collection!
Even when you love percussion, the music of "Les Percussions de Strasbourg" is not standard and quite experimental. Nevertheless the players are able to keep you attention from the first to the last note. Nothing is perfect, but for me the sonics and performance of this SACD are very close.

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Review by audiofreak May 30, 2006 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
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My first thought when buying this was: Well, one more audiophile demonstration disc that you only listen to when your friends come around for a demo-session. But no...
The music is really interesting and combined with an absolutely breathtaking recording quality this is exceptional entertainment.

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Review by astome August 6, 2015 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
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What a great truly multi-channel recording, originally produced in 1972. Pentatone's RQR series gives another example of a great performance gone by that can be revived in a listening room. East Meets West gives astonishingly intense and refreshing insights - nouvelle musique at its best! The composers Miroglio and Louvier are very well placed nearby. From modern sounds by orchestral percussion instruments to seemingly sounds of tropical rainforests - you always find yourself brought to surprising new movements and sounds. Aperghis, the last composer, is a bit apart with special sounds and vocal intonation, too. This new music percussion album reminds me of The Complex by Blue Man Group (DVD-A), although latter in fact is a rock percussion album. Spatiality is reference, so you might check out your hifi systems reproduction of sound level. In my opinion, absolutely worth hearing. Currently it's even a nice price SACD.

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