Lubomyr Melnyk - Fallen Trees

Lubomyr Melnyk - Fallen Trees
Record of the Week is the simply stunning Fallen Trees LP on Erased Tapes from Lubomyr Melnyk. Renowned for his incredible technical skills (often dubbed 'the prophet of the piano'), it is worth noting right away that this is not a record focused in any way on ability or precision, it is hugely evocative and in places really quite overpowering. The furious rate at which he plays creates huge swells and the addition of Hatis Noit's vocals and Anne Muller's cello are very special moments.

You can reference any of the singular piano composers of the last 50 years here and still fail to articulate the journey Lubomyr takes us on. Magical stuff.