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Become Desert

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“Become Desert is both a celebration of the deserts we are given, and a lamentation of the deserts we create.” — John Luther Adams Buy “While Become Desert doesn’t have the easily graspable transitions of its predecessor, it is packed with moments of drama in microcosm. Over a nearly 40-minute span, those slight twists combine to create a new route

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Canticles of the Holy Wind

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“…the sense of space is an Adams thumbprint — as is the spiritual aura that comes as a consequence.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle Buy on Amazon on iTunes in 5.1 Surround from Primephonic Lauded by the New York Times as a “…hypnotic and ethereally beautiful invocation of wind, sky and birdsong,” John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Holy

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Ilimaq

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Ilimaq by John Luther Adams & Glenn Kotche Buy Grammy-winning composer John Luther Adams always speaks with reverence about capturing “the tone within the noise,” and if any of his recent work can be said to take that mission directly to heart, it’s Ilimaq. A true electro-acoustic recording that channels the energy, passion and precision of Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche,

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New Album

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The Wind In High Places

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Buy “The Wind in High Places, a tripartite piece for string quartet that uses only natural harmonics and open strings—played extremely quietly—to create a still, pastoral ambience… Could any new music be more delicately sparse, more wonderfully poetic? I think not.” —John von Rhein,Chicago Tribune “This is a beautiful recording with music that enchants. John Luther Adams gives us some of

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Become Ocean

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Buy 2015 Grammy Award “Best Contemporary Classical Composition” 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music “It may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history.”- Alex Ross, The New Yorker  “…doom as all hell.” – steelforbrains.com

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Four Thousand Holes

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Buy “… music that just happens, even while it sounds carefully thought and wrought. I’m not sure if anybody can summon this sense quite as well as John Luther Adams does. And it seems that he just keeps getting better at it. ” – Kevin Macneil Brown, Dusted ” Slowly moving, with real instruments bouncing off and on with the electronics, merging

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songbirdsongs

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Buy “… For me, it began with birds. ” – John Luther Adams ” Even in his earliest work Mr. Adams had an instinctive sense of the way music builds and breathes. ” – Zachary Woolfe The New York Times

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The Place We Began

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Buy “… evoking almost visual landscapes in a meditative and dark album. The textures are stunningly restrained. ” – Nadia Sirota, WNYC “… This is a recording one can easily get lost in. Indeed, it’s one of the most ravishing examples of electro-acoustic music I’ve heard in many years. “ – Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone “… monumental, desolate, vast, and mysterious… totally chill

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