Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MARIO DIAZ DE LEON - THE SOUL IS THE ARENA



Format: CD | LP | DIGITAL
Release: 17 July 2015

Performed by INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Claire Chase (flute), Joshua Rubin (bass clarinet), Eric Lamb (alto flute)
Corey Smythe (piano), Mario Diaz de Leon (synthesizer), Nathan Davis (percussion)

Tracklist:
1. Luciform (for flute and electronics) 13:33
2. The Soul is the Arena (for bass clarinet and electronics) 9:34 
3. Portals Before Dawn (for ensemble) 19:52

"Diaz de Leon hasn't put out an uninteresting release yet, but this compact and wide ranging album is now the best introduction to his refined feel for instrumental extremity."  Pitchfork




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