are glad to present the first Opus 3 SACD-multichannel recording made in
pure DSD! (Direct Stream Digital, the new format that is the basis for
Percussion Network is a newly formed percussion group whose music is quite
different compared to what you normally associate with percussion music.
The group mainly base their music on the "melodic" percussion, Marimba
and Vibraphone, and
are at the same time very melodic and rhythmic, with a lot of free improvisation
and with flavors of jazz.
All pieces are arranged in order to take the
advantage of those possibilities that SACD multichannel (surround) offers.
This new technique has also been a major source of inspiration for those
pieces that have been chosen for this recording.
Percussion Network was formed 2000 by the composer and musician Anders
Åstrand, one member of the duo Åstrand/Wager who recorded the
quite special organ/percussion album, "Live at Vattnajökul" (CD 19802)
on Opus 3 and that was recorded in Iceland 1998.