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KUNIKO - cantus - MusicWeb International


14 August 2013
MusicWeb International
Byzantion

...Kato's first album, 'Kuniko Plays Reich', was Linn's bestseller of 2011.

This time she felt inspired to rearrange Pärt, and more Reich, 'to make minimalist music more accessible', as she puts it in the accompanying notes....

...Kato has an impeccable sense of rhythm and a capacity for concentration...it cannot be denied that these works, Pärt's especially, have a mesmeric quality that sucks the unwary listener into the Void. Kato's superb control of the marimba and vibraphone deepens these pulsing, rocking and 'tintinnabular' effects.


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