RUTGER ZUYDERVELT: Stay Tuned CD Baskaru
One long 50 minute track, one long installation of a 153-piece ensemble with every musician sprawled across the cover art of this album; the audience is allowed to walk through the orchestra in stages with individuals tuning up playing one long A note. The press release states exactly what this album is; and whilst things like this have to be commended, they don’t always make for a great album.
The music is warm, but repetitive and somewhat annoying as a whole listening experience. Once again as with many albums of this nature the true appreciation will only come from the live audience experiencing this as it was meant to be.
A hard copy, recorded format, provides little for the casual person at home; and whilst there is an aspect of quality on this release that is sorely lacking in a lot of similar ones out there, it’s a real struggle to soak this up from start to finish, regardless of the momentary enjoyable episodes of ambient that make their way through the mix.