Klaus Lang - Organ Works Vol. 1
For lovers of the sonorities of church organ, played in unconventional ways. Austrian composer, Klaus Lang, describes himself as observer of tones.
“Symmetrien (composed in 2012) takes up the A side and is a bright, bold, almost ecstatic assault on the ear. Requiring five peope to operate the organ, it’s an expansive, dense work comprised of many layers of shimmering, brightly hued organ tones that each burst into the space steadily until it is filled with a massive, symphonic body of glowing colour.
Almost as an antidote to the enormity of Symmetrien, the other side of the disc features a much more subdued organ work written 13 years earlier. Mars Attacks sets pointillistic bassy stabs against lengthy silences and then gentle, sinewy sub layers to create a strange, sometimes unnerving, sometimes humorous sensation of an impending arrival”. (Richard Pinnell for the WIRE)