Murcof x Wagner 'Statea' 2xLP
Interpretations of Arvo Pärt, Aphex Twin, John Cage, Erik Satie and Philip Glass by Mexican ambient figurehead Murcof and multi award- winning French classical pianist Vanessa Wagner.
Recommended for fans of Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, Max Richter and Boards Of Canada.
InFiné present a new masterpiece on the eve of their 10th anniversary. The album’s title, ‘Statea’ is an old Italian reference to ‘scales’, a nod to the perfect balance between two units of measurement.
Both musicians found the spaced-out compositions of Arvo Pärt, Ligeti, John Cage, Erik Satie or Philip Glass a musical playground where they could express their own qualities, the selection permeated by a wide-ranging conception of minimalism, including illustrious and more obscure contemporary classical pieces barely disrupted by a short and decisive inclusion of an iconoclastic figure of electronic music, Aphex Twin.
Alternately echoing and mirroring Wagner’s piano in real time, Murcof’s loops and textures reveal and multiply perspectives on genre, shifting from ambient to electro, giving a newfound depth of field and resonance.
Almost six years of crafting has enabled both artists to capture the essence of their captivating performances and share their evolving concert with audiences before formulating an original studio album. ‘Statea’ offers an equally ambitious and fascinating definition of the modern classical genre.
Whereas many crossover classical projects are all about capturing instrumental prowess, Murcof and Wagner delve deeper into the rich sonic texture of their co-production, artfully combining masterful technique with creative boundary pushing.
Double LP includes digital download code.
Catalogue number: IF1038LP