Italian ensemble Alter Ego have made their name playing the post-minimalism of composers as diverse as Louis Andriessen, David Lang and Frederic Rzewski. Now they turn their attention to pre-, or perhaps more accurately, prototype minimalism in this fine two-disc survey of early Philip Glass. Rejecting the seamless cross-stitching and salamander slither of Glass’s own ensemble, Alter Ego opt for a brassier and more strident approach. This strategy proposes a subtly alternative view about which the composer obviously approves – Orange Mountain Music is his own label.
PantaSounds has released a soundtrack album for Amazon’s first German original series You Are Wanted. The album features the show’s original score composed by Josef Bach, as well as the songs from the drama by Chester Travis, Tina Pepper, Walking On Cars, Simon Hughes & more. The soundtrack is now available digitally overseas. Visit the German Amazon store to listen to audio samples. You Are Wanted is produced by Matthias Schweighöfer who also stars in the show with Alexandra Maria Lara, Karoline Herfurth and Tom Beck. The 6-parter follows a hotel manager whose life is turned upside down following a mysterious hacking attack, putting him and his family in grave danger. The series premiered this past Friday and is now available to stream on Amazon worldwide.