Release Date: 18 May 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Vijay Iyer Trio Break Stuff Limited Vinyl 2LP Set + Download
Following the January 2015 release of ‘Break Stuff’ on CD - the ECM debut of the Vijay Iyer Trio - this compelling and stimulating album is now released in an audiophile vinyl pressing (2-LP set), with a free mp3 download included.
“Positioning, flow, calibration, order - each is keenly considered here, and each helps make this the trio’s most compelling date so far. Balance is paramount. Iyer’s interests trigger a wealth of ideas, and from the trio’s rhythmic slant (one track conjures Robert Hood’s crackling techno beats) to the pianist’s keyboard touch (Andrew Hill’s sense of stealth gets a nod at various points), the larger picture is always kept in view.” - Jim Macnie, Downbeat *****
“This album can only strengthen Iyer’s already substantial reputation.” - Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine *****
“Cutting-edge music, but always accessible.” - John Fordham, The Guardian
‘Break Stuff’, recorded in June 2014 at New York’s Avatar Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher, is the third ECM release from Vijay Iyer. It follows the chamber music recording ‘Mutations’ and the film-and-music project ‘Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi’.
6. Taking Flight
7. Blood Count
1. Break Stuff
2. Mystery Woman