– THE PEACEFUL PROTEST –
Daniel Thorne makes music that slows the blood.
Australian-born, Liverpool-based, the saxophonist is a specialist in making music that is at once avant-garde and approachable.
While the obvious allusions might be to Colin Stetson or even some of Bjork’s material (think Pneumonia), From the Other Side of the World sounds – to me – like a modern reworking of Gregorio Allegri’s 17th Century sacred choral masterpiece Miserere Mei.
As he has done on his work with Immix Ensemble and experimentalist extraordinaire, Vessel, Thorne has created a work that is serene and spiritual but requires space and a clear mind to appreciate.
It comes from the album Lines of Sight which is out now on Erased Tapes.
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– SV –