Kraftwerk & Reich: Electric Counterpoint & other works

Powerplant encompasses the work of some of the most dynamic young British artists, bringing together the virtuoso percussionist Joby Burgess and live sound engineer Matthew Fairclough.

The repertoire includes a new take on Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, first commissioned in 1987 for guitarist Pat Metheny, placing the percussionist against a pre-recorded tape of himself. The pieces by Kraftwerk, widely acknowledged as the pioneers of modern dance music, also feature highly on this disc with arrangements for string quartet and a variety of percussive and electronic instruments.

SIGCD143  49 minutes 58 seconds
'[A] creative synergy between the excellent percussionists which make up Powerplant … interesting to hear and spectacular in its own way' (MusicWeb International)