Live with Britten Sinfonia

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  • Band members: Britten Sinfonia
  • Summary: The live release of the collaboration between the Norwegian jazz-rock band and the British chamber orchestra Britten Sinfonia was recorded in London in 2012.
  • Record Label: Ninja Tune
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Classical, Jazz, Club/Dance, Classical Crossover, Progressive Jazz, Jazz-House, Miscellaneous (Classical), Modern Big Band
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  1. May 23, 2013
    80
    It's a dynamic album, one so vibrant that listeners can easily envision themselves at the Barbican witnessing all the musicians mesh in the creation of something grand.
  2. Uncut
    May 23, 2013
    80
    The sole new composition, "Prungen," is a funked-out blast of galloping synth arpeggios, while the terrific "Music! Dance! Drama!" fires up a cyclotron of raucous electro-punk fanfares and weapons-grade xylophone riffs. [Jul 2013, p.77]
  3. May 23, 2013
    70
    While Live with the Britten Sinfonia may be too formal to provide the wild, free-ranging ride that one might expect from this adventurous lot, it is dazzling in its own right and in almost all the right ways.
  4. Q Magazine
    May 23, 2013
    60
    There are moments the focus blurs. But it's the exception on an album that dynamic, dramatic and remarkable free of self-indulgence. [Jun 2013, p.99]
  5. May 31, 2013
    50
    While some listeners may find themselves getting bored throughout some of the ten minute tracks, others will fall in love and become immersed in the experience, not even realizing that time is whizzing by.
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