Brian Gingrich

Anxious Days and Forty Nights

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As musical tastes expand in search of more earthy rhythms, Brian Gingrich's recent release will fill the bill in many cases. If you like the more active side of Brian Eno, Patrick O'Hearn or Mark Isham, or have appreciated avant-garde percussionist David Van Tiegham, Anxious Days and Forty Nights will penetrate your space with its succinct combination of electronics and percussion. Instruments include synthesizers, samplers, percussion, voice and bass guitar, with electric violin on the propulsive "Strange Clouds." The more expansive tracks, such as "Winter's Blue Arc," provide balance without losing the cutting edge that Gingrich tailors and wields with a skillful, seasoned touch. The 11 pieces are filled with warm and tuneful substance, carving bold outlines and inventive underpinnings across seductive, compelling sound spaces.