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Largo 36:36


"Largo, a very slow tempo, or a musical piece or movement in such a tempo."

"Personally I don’t know if the man behind [ Earlyguard ] is shifting on to a new musical direction or this is just an exploration to other avenues but from subtle drone to experimental-classic this is indeed quite a shift. Beautiful indeed though."

"Never before has the artist succumbed to such a minimal diorama. A piano and threatening silence are all there is, making Largo one of ’em p(i)anoramas that are labeled with Modern Classical or electro-acoustic tags. But when compared to the artist’s cosmos it is situated in, Largo is much more while being much less, turning away all the kaleidoscopic synths of today in order to delineate the amalgamation of phantom frequencies, micro tones and hidden timbres within a strikingly murky realm."

"This 36.5-minute piece is for piano and subtle electronics, with tons of room left for that Cage-esque moment of Zen contemplation in the space and time between notes. Earlyguard’s note selection is quite exquisite and the eerie electronic touches only enhance the experience. If he keeps this up, the classical music establishment might have to start taking him seriously!"

"Thomas Frühwacht aka Earlyguard set his foot on neo-classical territory with an Arvo Pärt-like 36-minutes piece for piano and electronics, which might mark a departure from his earlier ambient and electroacoustic material and open the door to a world of exquisite minimal experimentation. Without any doubt this is Earlyguard’s most satisfying work to date."


released August 3, 2014

composed and produced by
Thomas Frühwacht




Earlyguard Germany

Thomas Frühwacht aka Earlyguard explores minimalist, postclassical, ambient and other electronic music genres

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