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Album 7 - Gnarly Buttons and John's Book of Alleged Dances by John Adams - A Most Illuminating Tale
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Robert Wells or Mr Waters
Date: 12.34 pm, Wednesday 12th March, 2014
Subject: Album 7 - Gnarly Buttons and John's Book of Alleged Dances by John Adams
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I try to experience experimental things when I can because when you discover something amazing it can change your life. The problem is you have to wade through a lot of shit, not because they're bad but because experiments have to be prepared to fail. If you know you're in safe hands, then it's never going to be so exciting as when it might be awesome or awful.

The only other John Adams album I know takes my breath away, but this left me dry. I didn't feel like I was in the hands of someone who knew what they were doing, and that feels odd. It kind of feels like he opened a score and put notes in every gap there was.

But still, I'd rather have that than porridge.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 12.45 pm, Thursday 13th March, 2014 (UTC)
Subject: Shame.
What's the album that takes your breath away?

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Robert Wells or Mr Waters: Jazz Noise
User: weaselspoon
Date: 1.51 pm, Thursday 13th March, 2014 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Shame.
Keyword:Jazz Noise
Road Movies, which includes the piece China Gates, which the pianist played at the Salon Project when I saw it in the Citz.

It's been a while since I last played that album and I really ought to dig it out again. I can't remember what was so good about it. I hope my opinion hasn't changed.
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