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Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite

Radio Rewrite represents something of a departure for Reich, who is often said to be one of the greatest living composers and a master of minimalism to rival Philip Glass. A song cycle which sees him reinterpret rock and pop songs, this album was inspired by two Radiohead tracks: Jigsaw Falling Into Place and Everything In Its Right Place. The result is an unusual piece of music boasting pop, rock, classical and minimalist influences. An intriguing work that is somewhat more melodic than its predecessors, it serves well as a bridge to Reich’s less accessible works. (PH)

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