Pieces In A Modern Style

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Orbit makes these compositions so much his own that "Pieces" doesn't seem like much of a departure from Orbit's "Strange Cargo" series of solo ambient albums.... beyond the whiff of new-agey preciousness that hangs over the project, the record is beautiful and moving.
  2. The translations that work best are the more modern pieces... The chief fault with Pieces is that, at times, it veers dangerously close to Muzak.
  3. The most memorable tracks on Pieces in a Modern Style feel like high-brow Puff Daddy songs...
  4. 60
    His pieces are mostly drawn from moderns such as Cage, Gorecki, Barber, Satie and Ravel, and work best when mined for their luxuriant melancholy...
  5. the more you listen to Pieces in a Modern Style, the more warmth and affection you hear... They're not meant for classical purists; they're charming little curios for anyone who's interested in the process of reinvention -- or in just chilling out.
  6. The Grammy-garnering producer certainly shows good taste in his selection (favoring 20th-century pieces) and obviously knows his way around a mixing board, but his make-overs are ultimately bloodless, even banal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JonM.
    Sep 10, 2001
    10
    Pure brilliance.
  2. yaroslavm
    Dec 31, 2002
    10
    Simply the best