Meredith Monk out of focus


Regular readers will know that monastic orders are one of my interests, so it will come as no surprise that I have been greatly enjoying ECM's new release of music by Meredith Monk. Impermanence is a moving meditation on the transitory nature of life that expands Monk's distinctive vocal writing to embrace a range of instruments including piano, elephant bells, marimba, vibraphone and, my favourite, a bicycle wheel. A beautiful CD that is recommended. But am I the only one that now finds ECM's signature out of focus monochrome cover art an irritating cliché?

More on ECM cover art here.
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Comments

Pliable said…
Email received:

the Demetrio Stratos Prize:

Meredith Monk (2007).

BT

http://www.italianprog.com/a_stratos.htm
rchrd said…
The image is not as irritatingly clichéd as it is myopic.

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