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Dark Wood
David Darling
Dark Wood
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: David Darling
Title: Dark Wood
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 3/14/1995
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 781182151925

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Get Lost in this Darkwood
pezhydrox | 05/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"David Darling's sonnorous music moves gently, slowly, often in the depth's of the cello's range. This is appropriate for it conveys an intended woody-ness and darkness. The music is sparse - not unlike music for the shakuhachi, the Japanese baboo flute - and not minimalist as some have described (at least not in the sense of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, John Adams or Steven Reich). Nor is it depressing; it is instead the woods at dusk - haunting, foreboding, and intensely beautiful."
Good album, but short measure.
Into | everywhereandnowhere | 01/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good album of dark, introspective, solo cello music. As much as ECM has a reputation as a jazz label, much of their music is more new age than jazz, and this album is no exception. The problem I have with this album is that, for a "premium priced" CD it's too short: with the last track essentially being a reprise of the first, this is album is actually less than 40 minutes long. Record labels (and artists to some degree) need to get a clue at some point that with CD's being able to hold close to 80 minutes of music, filling an album with less than half of that capacity for a full priced CD just doesn't cut it, especially when they are only paying one artist. Also, as an aside, a word to Marketplace sellers: charging $14 for used copies of these ECM CD's is a ripoff. Marketplace sellers should be monitoring the list prices of the albums they are offering, because it doesn't make them look very good when they are selling a used CD for nearly the same price as a new one.As far as introspective cello music goes, this is a nice CD, but I'd just as soon listen to the Bach cello suites; as far as "dark" music goes, I'd just as soon listen to some real "dark ambient," like Lustmord."
One of the best soothing dark albums ever
pezhydrox | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The sonorous cello tones that rhythmically ride through this album make it one of my favorite albums ever, and a favorite of many I have shared it with. It is not a typical taste. It is dark and, literally the feeling tones of a dark wood instrument come to life. It is the feeling of moving through a beautiful night in a dark forest. A music to match a heavy heart and lift it up into something more sublime and optimistic. Highest recommendation if you like rich slow music that is never boring."