Around the World in a Daze
Phil Kline's Around the World in a Daze, a 65-minute studio composition commissioned by Starkland, is likely the largest work ever commissioned for a high-resolution surround sound recording. "A special-project disk in which Kline created, out of extravagant electronic means... an audio-visual feast that balances hipster zen with the seriousness of Bach and Wagner" (The New Yorker). "This adventurous music... ranges widely from ambient recordings that are surprisingly musical, to complex constructions that emerge as lyrical... The accompanying DVD offers... a fascinating interview with Kline" (Stereophile). "A set of sensational études" (New York Magazine). "Mr. Kline, the electronic experimenter who deploys fleets of boomboxes to achieve his preferred textures, is hard at work" (New York Times). "Our always adventuresome friends at Starkland have outdone themselves this time" (Sequenza21). "Congratulations to Starkland for releasing this extraordinary and well-documented release" (Vital Weekly).