Richard Crandell :  Spring Steel
Cat. # 8041
Released Nov 2007
cd time - 52:42
US Price $16.00
Another remarkable recording by the quirky Oregon composer/performer Richard Crandell, whose first delightful CD for Tzadik Mbira Magic hit several Best Ten lists for 2004. Adapting and retuning traditional Shona instruments, Crandell draws upon the work of Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Fahey to create a hypnotic minimalist world through the use of repetition, variation and phasing. Charming and original, this is beautiful and subtle music from a recently rediscovered maverick composer out of the early days of west coast minimalism.
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Richard Crandell: Mbira