Hildur Gudnadóttir: Mount A (Touch, September 2010)

This is excellent, clever, involving modern classical. These compositions are largely for strings (there is a plenty of cello, which is always good for me), but there are also appearances by zither, gamelan, vibraphone, and some processed wordless vocal sounds. Gudnadóttir plays all these herself. The album has a quiet urgency about it — if it was techno, I’d probably call it propulsive. It has some sinister moments, some uplifting. (This is a remastered rerelease of recordings originally released in 2006 under the truly awful artist name “Lost In Hildurness”.)

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Home Listening / Modern Classical / Ambient.

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