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VAN ZYL, CHUCK - RECITALS-V3 (2CD-2018 ALBUM/TRIPLE-PANEL DIGI-PAK)

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3rd Volume of this fine US synth musician’s ‘Recitals’ series of albums and like all the others comes in a stylish atmospheric 6-Panel Black & White Digi-Pak!

In most ‘live’ improvisations the player is trying to transcend their instrument – but ‘live’ concerts for Chuck Van Zyl are an attempt to transcend a system!

The Double CD ‘Recitals 3’ arrives with high expectations and from the start it delights and transports. The ‘live’ concert, the flickering shadow of the soul is where moment by moment this music was realized – as it is here that Chuck Van Zyl uncovers the secret of his own operation.

Disc 1 includes music from ‘live’ performances for Music With Space, Johnny Brenda’s and NEEM Fest 2018 and moves from the dolorous to the ecstatic in a balance of opposing tensions. As if upon the workings of some powerful engine the music moves deliberately in sequencer steps rather than abruptly in leaps. A symphony of thought, ‘The Weakening Eye Of Day’ fascinates the mind, captivates the heart, and stimulates the imagination.

Disc 2 features extracts from the abstract passages of five performances, and hopes to bypass the conscious sensibilities for a direct connection to that which is elemental. Notes collide, collude and combine. Each movement comes at you in a ramble of melody, a search of harmony, a flight of timbre. In ‘To The Close And Holy Darkness’ we hear a unity in the arrangement and the message conveyed.

Overall, the music found on ‘Recitals 3’ displays the glimmer of imaginative energy that has graced Chuck Van Zyl’s music for over 30 years. Conjoining disparate impulses it evokes cycles of collapse and renewal. Gorgeously coloured, weighty in theme, style and construction this music reaches into the world of the surreal – in a profound poem of electricity.

The ‘Recitals’ series of CD releases presents music recorded at various recent ‘live’ performances by Chuck Van Zyl. The shows were documented with an ordinary two-track recording device, and, after months of review, produced and released as: ‘Recitals-1’ (2016), ‘Recitals 2’ (2018) and now ‘Recitals 3’ (2019).

‘Recitals 3’ was released on 27th January 2020.

Also available by CHUCK VAN VYL…
CENOTAPH (2012 Studio Album / Triple Panel Digi-Pak) CD - Stock # 1611292
MEMORYSPACE (2010 Studio Album / Triple Panel Digi-Pak) CD - Stock # 1449612
RECITALS-V1 (2CD-2016 Live Album / Triple Panel Digi-Pak) 2CD - Stock # 1911198
RECITALS-V2 (2CD-2018 Live Album / Triple Panel Digi-Pak) 2CD - Stock # 2072647
RITUALS (2014 Studio Album / Triple Panel Digi-Pak) CD - Stock # 1743358
REGENERATION MODE (1996 Studio Album with Peter Gulch) CD - Stock # 317169
SOUND MUSEUM (2001 Remaster of 1991 Album with GULCH & RATH) CD - Stock # 484960
SPACETONES (2019 Album recorded Live at E-Day 2018) CD - Stock # 2184590


CHUCK VAN ZYL: RECITALS-V3 2CD Track List:

CD 1:
01. The Weakening Eye of Day – Part 1 (27:03)
02. The Weakening Eye of Day – Part 2 (19:56)
03. The Weakening Eye of Day – Part 3 (24:40)
TPT – 71:41

CD 2:
01. To The Close And Holy Darkness – Part 1 (18:52)
02. To The Close And Holy Darkness – Part 2 (8:20)
03. To The Close And Holy Darkness – Part 3 (10:57)
04. To The Close And Holy Darkness – Part 4 (22:45)
05. To The Close And Holy Darkness – Part 5 (15:11)
TPT – 76:07