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Steve Reich's trademark mesmeric repetitions take on another quality when lifted from their intended scoring and given to percussion. Japanese virtuoso KUNIKO finds new sonorities in Electric Counterpoint, which was originally written for guitars. Transferring it to steel pans, marimba and vibraphone, KUNIKO performs with intense precision and imaginative energy, offering a strangely calming and hypnotic experience. KUNIKO is widely acclaimed as one the world's foremost Reich interpreters, receiving great admiration from the composer himself.
‘It's a hypnotic and strangely calming experience.' The Observer
‘It is her direct collaboration with Reich...that adds sheen to the multi-tracked finished article.' The Scotsman
'Kuniko has since established herself as one of the world's foremost interpreters of Reich's percussion pieces...' Time Out Tokyo
'[it] has an attractive sound and energy.' Music Web International
‘Her lissom presence was all-dominating.' The Sunday Times
'Kuniko is an exciting and expressive percussionist...' American Record Guide