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The Far Country

“…epic landscapes in sound…pieces for darkness with mountains in it…” – Creative Loafing: #1 Contemporary Classical Recording of 1993

“…some of the most individual and beautiful music on today’s scene…” – In Tune

“…a music that is both intently personal and utterly compelling…the suave sensuality of Takemitsu with the sparse astringency of Feldman…Adams has given Alaska itself a distinctive and identifiable ‘sonic geography’.” – Chorus!

His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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