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  • Artist(s): Jean-Michel Blais
  • Summary: The debut collaboration between pianist Jean-Michel Blais and electronic artist CFCF (aka Mike Silver) features a version of John Cage’s 1948 piece, “In a Landscape.”
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  • Record Label: Arts & Crafts
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, New Age, Avant-Garde, Neo-Classical, Post-Minimalism
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 31, 2017
    Blais' playing suits very well the pristine and glossy production Silver employed for those recordings, injecting it with a real sense of purpose here.
  2. May 31, 2017
    Excellent work from both artists.
  3. May 31, 2017
    For CFCF and Jean-Michel Blais, it’s essentially a self-improvement exercise, one with every reason to exist but no particular cause for release. For the listener, it’s something too rare these days: an exceedingly pleasant listen, unburdened by the weight of being anything more.
  4. May 31, 2017
    For all of the uneven and uncertain moments of Cascades, it ends on a very high note, and “Landscape” is one of the most unequivocally gorgeous covers imaginable.