℗ 2015 New Amsterdam
Released March 31, 2015
Duration 37m 47s
Catalogue No. NWAM062
Genre Classical (Vocal)
 

Missy Mazzoli: Vespers for a New Dark Age

Victoire, Glenn Kotche, Lorna Dune

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Vespers for a New Dark Age  
1.1
I. Wayward Free Radical Dreams
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
5:13
1.2
II. Hello Lord
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
2:27
1.3
III. Interlude 1
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Lorna Dune
2:38
1.4
IV. Come On All You
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
5:34
1.5
V. New Dark Age
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
2:40
1.6
VI. Interlude 2
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
2:36
1.7
VII. Machine
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
4:46
1.8
VIII. Postlude
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Glenn Kotche; Lorna Dune
4:34
1.9
A Thousand Tongues (Lorna Dune Remix)
Missy Mazzoli; Victoire; Deidre Muro
7:19
Digital Booklet
"... inhabits the sometimes disturbing intersection between technology and humanity ... an ominous twist on an ancient musical and religious tradition ... soprano voices soar to high registers, reaching upward as if beckoning for divine intervention. Mazzoli's ensemble Victoire, cleverly orchestrated, provides settings both cinematic and intimate at once, while Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche adds evocative scrims of percussion and some thunderous pounding." - NPR Vespers for a New Dark Age from composer and performer Missy Mazzoli reimagines the traditional vespers prayer service and replaces the customary sacred verses with poems by Matthew Zapruder, exploring the overlap of modern technological age with the archaic formality of religious services. Created in collaboration with Mazzoli's ensemble Victoire, drummer Glenn Kotche of Wilco, synth producer Lorna Dune and virtuosic vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Martha Cluver and Virginia Warnken of Roomful of Teeth, the album's acoustic movements feature timbres spanning the sonic spectrum, from delicate violin runs and lush synth pads to soaring operatic vocals and pulsating percussion, alternating with three purely electronic interludes. These interludes are meant to capture the elements of the compositions that came before them and hint at themes to come, solidifying the tracks into a singular, streamlined body of work.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – New Amsterdam Studio Masters
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-1.15
-3.65 to -0.83
-16.63
-21.72 to -13.49
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6 to 10
1
I. Wayward Free Radical Dreams
-0.83-15.397
2
II. Hello Lord
-0.83-16.608
3
III. Interlude 1
-0.83-17.269
4
IV. Come On All You
-0.83-15.027
5
V. New Dark Age
-0.83-17.779
6
VI. Interlude 2
-3.65-21.729
7
VII. Machine
-0.83-13.496
8
VIII. Postlude
-0.83-16.6410
9
A Thousand Tongues (Lorna Dune Remix)
-0.83-15.749

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