Montauk Variations

Album Review of Montauk Variations by Matthew Bourne.

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Montauk Variations

Matthew Bourne

Montauk Variations by Matthew Bourne

Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
Record label: Leaf
Genre(s): Jazz

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Montauk Variations - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 80
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Matthew Bourne has won spires of jazz awards and flits between a suitably dizzying number of improvisational jazz to proto metal outfits. Matthew has also recently successfully applied to become one of four UK musicians supported to perform and write in China as part of a PRS for Music Foundation and British Council-funded residency plan. Matthew’s existence within music is a seemingly grown-up take on the record, release perform dichotomy.

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BBC Music
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An expectations-confounding listen of solo piano experimentation. Martin Longley 2012 Usually, the Wiltshire keyboardist Matthew Bourne is heard in a combo context, habitually making music of a more violently improvisatory nature, hunkered down with elements ripped out of dance music, rock and abstract electronica. That’s just the kind of sound that might be identified with The Leaf Label, but with his debut recording for them, Bourne has confounded expectations.

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