Genre: Classical
Label: Opus 3


The Global Percussion Network Rauk Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD

The Global Percussion Network

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Global Percussion Network is a newly formed group but quite different from what you normally associate with percussion music. Instead of using a lot of "drums", Global Percussion Network is very much based on the sound of the Marimba and the Vibraphone and also very often quite melodic. Their music contains at the same time a lot of free improvisation which sometimes makes it difficult to categorize. Basically, it must be labeled as classical music but with a lot of jazz influences - a kind of "crossover album".

Global Percussion Network was formed by composer and arranger Anders Astrand, who was one of the musicians behind the very special Organ/Percussion album on Opus 3, "Live at Vattnajokull" and that was recorded on Iceland four years ago.

The way the surround sound is recorded and mixed on this album is somewhat different from what has been made before with acoustic music. Instead of having the "regular stereo picture" reproduced by the front speakers and the reverberation of the concert hall in the rear speakers, we have in this instance broadened the stereo picture so it actually extends all the way to both rear speakers. If you would like to know more about why we (Opus 3) have recorded it this way also from a composers point of view and some more technical details, please see page 10 in this CD-booklet.

• Super Audio CD
• SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!

1. Wedding March
2. Walking Mallets
3. Three Seconds to D
4. Rauk: Part 1
5. Rauk: Part 2
6. Rauk: Part 3
7. Aurora Borealis

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