Global Percussion Network Rauk on Hybrid SACD
Global Percussion Network is a newly formed group but quite different from what you normally associate with percussion music. Instead of using a lot of drums, Global Percussion Network is very much based on the sound of the marimba and the vibraphone, and also very often quite melodic. Their music contains at the same time a lot of free improvisation which sometimes makes it difficult to categorise. Basically, it must be labeled as classical music but with a lot of jazz influences, a kind of crossover album.
Global Percussion Network was formed by composer and arranger Anders Astrand, who was one of the musicians behind the very special Organ/Percussion album on Opus 3, Live at Vattnajokull.
The way the surround sound is recorded and mixed on this album is somewhat different from what has been made before with acoustic music. Instead of having the "regular stereo picture" reproduced by the front speakers and the reverberation of the concert hall in the rear speakers, we have in this instance broadened the stereo picture so it actually extends all the way to both rear speakers.
Global Percussion Network Rauk Track Listing
1. Wedding March
2. Walking Mallets
3. Three Seconds to D
4. Part 1
5. Part 2
6. Part 3
7. Aurora Borealis