Tutuguri is a really splendid CD. In the first place, the sounds are gorgeous. All of them. In every track. Ear-grabbingly gorgeous. And in the second place, the pieces are well made–so cunningly constructed as to sound fresh and new even after they have become well-known and familiar.
The first track, Irama, starts the album off with some of the most delightful clangor I’ve ever heard, with hard, bright percussive sounds mingled with rich, voluptuous electronic sounds. Delightful clangor is a particular favorite of mine, and this piece delivers it in spades. In fact, I have to confess that for awhile the other three pieces on this CD seemed less engaging to me. So much so, that I had to come up with a strategem for this review, which was to listen to them in reverse order. Fortunately, that simple little trick actually worked. Now they all seem equally engaging and delightful, and I can now write about each of them without any favoritism.