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Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)

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Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Modern Composition, Experimental, Avant-Garde | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1185-2 | 00:51:47

UNIKO features the Grammy winning Kronos Quartet together with a Finnish duo, accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen. Produced by Iceland's Valgeir Sigurosson, known for his collaboration with Bjork, this album was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC. UNIKO was commissioned by Kronos in 2003 and premiered live at the Helsinki Festival in 2004. It has subsequently drawn sellout audiences in Moscow, Molde (Norway), and New York at the 2007 BAM NEXT WAVE Festival. UNIKO is highlighted by Pohjonen's electrified and MIDI-fied accordion with Kosminen's electronic percussion devices which reproduce his own accordion samples and his samples of Kronos' instruments. These samples, together with live strings and electric accordion plus effects and manipulations create a new, multi-dimensional sound world.

The Kronos Quartet has long been known for collaborating with other musicians and artists on their performances and albums. In Uniko, it is joined by Finnish musicians Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen, who both composed the music and are active as performers, Pohjonen on accordion and vocals and Kosminen in processing and programming string and accordion samples. In terms of its aesthetic, this album continues a tradition of integrating technology that goes back as far as John Zorn's Forbidden Fruit from 1987, and to pieces that evoke deep sadness with the flavor of Eastern European and Near and Middle Eastern traditions dating back to István Márta's disturbing Doom. A Sigh from 1989. Technology is even more of a presence here than in most of its earlier albums. Kosminen's manipulations of the samples are present throughout almost all of the tracks, adding a layer of mystery, sometimes melancholy and sometimes sinister, to the acoustic sound of the quartet. In some movements the processed elements take over with a dominating, driving beat. The piece also leaves considerable room for improvisation, and violinist David Harrington in particular is given a chance to shine in the fifth movement, "Kamala." The music may not have the tight economy of pieces from the Kronos' earlier albums, but it is mournfully eloquent and always compelling. The quartet, as always, plays with great energy and panache, throwing itself wholeheartedly into the music. Ondine's sound is clean, well defined, and nicely ambient.

Review by Stephen Eddins, Allmusic.com

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)



Tracklist:

01. I Utu (06:58)
02. II Plasma (06:15)
03. III Sarma (05:34)
04. IV Kalma (11:00)
05. V Kamala (05:38)
06. VI Emo (10:19)
07. VII Avara (06:00)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 2 from 29. April 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 7. September 2011, 23:26

Kronos Quartet, K. Pohjonen, S. Kosminen / Uniko

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Analyzed: Kronos Quartet, K. Pohjonen, S. Kosminen / Uniko
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Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)

Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen - UNIKO (2011)

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