Oliver Koletzki has revealed details of his sixth album, The Arc Of Tension. Due out in May, The Arc Of Tension sees Koletzki deliver his first original material since 2015's Iyéwaye EP. It's the German producer's first full-length in two years, and follows far-reaching albums such as Get Wasted, Großstadtmärchen and I Am OK. Vocals have been central to much of Koletzki's past work, but they take a back seat on The Arc Of Tension, giving more space to Koletzki's signature melodies. The LP lands on vinyl and digital formats through Koletzki's own Stil vor Talent label.
The chiming notes of a very Mahavishnu Orchestra sounding guitar open the tension-rich "Fire Mountain" hotly pursued by Theo Travis' intense tenor sax soloing and coruscating axe work from Mike Outram. A change of pace is heard in the title track, beginning slowly but gradually building-up in pace and volume, Outram's fuzzy guitar twinned with Travis' sax comprise the melodic driving force, all underpinned by organ from Pete Whittaker and crackling drums from seasoned percussionist Nic France. The pressure continues to build courtesy of a keen ensemble riff reaching a climax until it dies back into the opening reflective sax-led balledic theme.
A collection of 13 studio albums by highly acclaimed Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals.
At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.