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8 January 2009
NEWS   -  CD release - cd.tp/ipm08

STEVEN KINGS: intensely pleasant music: 7 Airs & Fantasias and other piano music by John Pitts.

Excerpts can be heard, and the CD ordered, from cd.tp/ipm08.
Order the CD from the Welcome Stranger Shop.

Individual mp3s or the whole album are currently available to download from amazon.co.uk, CDBaby, Lulu, Napster, Tradebit, Amazon.com (and French and German Amazon), CD Universe, rateyourmusic.com, Lala, Rhapsody and will shortly be available for download from iTunes, eMusic and others.
Listen to selected tracks at myspace.com/intenselypleasantmusic
MUSICAL OPINION "a sensitive and intelligent creative personality".....THE INDEPENDENT "deftly impressive".....MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL "brilliantly exciting"..."a colossal musical project that deserves admiration"..."Stunning and seriously impressive"......NEW CLASSICS "beautifully played"......INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW "...an overall idiom of considerable charm... 'Intensely pleasant music'? Most certainly." ..... CROSS RHYTHMS 9/10 "this album is beautiful, moving and relaxing"......
Read the reviews here.

ipm08 is a new album, released January 2009 on the cd.tp label, supported by the PRS Foundation for New Music / The Bliss Trust. Recorded by Jonathan Scott on the Steinway model D in the Auditorium, the Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol Music Department.

ipm08a
Also recorded on 21/08/08 was a piece for 30 nifty fingers: ARE YOU GOING? by John Pitts. It is a fast, frenetic, complex, polyphonic romp based on the folk-melody Scarborough Fair, pulled around in various time-warps. Daniella Acker joined Steven Kings and John Pitts at the Steinway, and an mp3 of ipm08a is available initially as a digital download from Lulu.
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