Richard Carr/Caleb Burhans/Clarice Jensen | August Desires
Earlier than they disappear into illegibility, Richard Carr’s liner notes to August Desires start: “The music included herein is the results of adventurous threat taking.” Listening to the luxurious, placid, quiescent harmonies on this new recording, you possibly can be forgiven for considering in any other case. Whereas the outcomes will not be precisely perilous, Rosendale-based violinist-pianist Carr, violinist-violist Burhans, and cellist Jensen have created luxurious, stately items which draw upon improvisation, results processing and multi-track recording. The works are wealthy with sonority on tracks like “Satellite tv for pc” and reserved pizzicato/piano rhythmic interaction on the aptly named “Kindness.” Tracks are additional enhanced by occasional uncredited percussion as on “Deep within the Seventh” and considerate basslines contributed by Carr’s son Ben AKA the celebrated producer Carrtoons. These transient string-drenched reveries make for calming listening throughout an overheated spell on the planet.