[Music] Lauri-Dag Tüür – Polar Night Jet

Lauri-Dag Tüür is a composer from Estonia, a country whom I have a deep love for and who have given presented two equally fine composers whom I admire (Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür).

Lauri-Dag’s work compares favorably to these legends, as Polar Night Jet reminds me of works by a more freeform Popol Vuh, Paul Schütze or Steve Roach, yet with an aura of a field recording about it.  The percussion work is very engaging, so ambient it isn’t – it hooked me about 5 minutes into the release.

According to the composer, the three pieces should be perceived as one symphony.  I concur.  Everything flows together naturally.  One of the best albums I’ve heard in a while.

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