Variant 6 – Gregory W. Brown: Fall and Decline (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: September 23, 2022)

Variant 6 – Gregory W. Brown: Fall and Decline (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:37 minutes | 520 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Navona

With Gregory Brown’s FALL AND DECLINE on Navona Records, the composer chronicles the heights to which humanity can soar-but also the depths to which it may come crashing down. Scored for the solo voices of virtuosic vocal sextet Variant 6 and electronics, the sounds range from typical choral textures (though peppered with microtones) to angular and aggressive electronic soundscapes.

The lyrics may span two-and-a-half millennia, but their spirit and subjects are abiding: humankind’s struggle against the limitations of time, conflict, inevitable decay. Persian rulers of the fifth century BCE, Baroque historians, poets of the Victorian age, contemporary wordsmiths, they are all caught in a grander, timeless labor-as is every one of us. FALL AND DECLINE is a stern reminder of Humanity’s ephemerality, but even more, it’s a harbinger of hope, a celebration of creative endeavors despite perpetual adversity.

1-1. Variant 6 – I. But After Six Years (03:58)
1-2. Variant 6 – II. The Wine of Life (02:18)
1-3. Variant 6 – III. After the President’s Speech You Dream of Corpses (06:24)
1-4. Variant 6 – IV. As Orchards Bloom Again (01:54)
1-5. Variant 6 – V. Sixty Phantoms of Kings (19:01)


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