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Blaine L. Reininger \ Commissions [TWI 1158 CD]

Soundtrack music for theatre and dance productions staged between 2008-2012, composed, performed and recorded by Blaine L. Reininger of Tuxedomoon, including Electric Girl, New Electric Ballroom, Lithi (Oblivion), Danton's Death, Double Take, American Buffalo and Antigone.

"Since I moved to Greece I've been commissioned to compose music for dance and theatre on a more frequent basis than before. The difference between this work and my own songwriting, in and out of Tuxedomoon, is that the subject matter is supplied to me beforehand and the results are supervised and edited by someone else. The contrasts and conflicts between my own familiar set of artistic notions, and those of a stranger, can give rise to some surprising and delightful results which provide new paths and methods for my further work."

2xCD set. Cover image (Electric Girl) by Mikhalis Kloukinas.


Disc 1:
1. Enter Xara
2. Xara Must Dance
3. Aliens
4. Body Electric
5. Telemarketing
6. Anstringone
7. Bass Theme
8. Could Be Tiresias
9. Creon's Destruction
10. Buried Alive
11. House of Usher
12. Chopstick Bounce
13. Tiresias
14. Antigone (End Theme)

Disc 2:
1. Circulation
2. Shadow Waltz
3. Solitude
4. Attribué à Bernie H
5. Floatin' Billy
6. Can't Win For Losin'
7. Plage
8. March to the Scaffold
9. Danton's Tango
10. Liberté, etc
11. Kouros
12. Den Thimamai Tipota
13. Tora Arxiso
14. American Buffalo
15. Wondrous Place

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"Rather than sticking solely to one genre, the violinist and composer treads a broad path on Commissions. The Electric Girl portion marries electronica, glitch, some frenetic fiddling and atmospherics, the kind which have filled a few recent John Foxx albums. Aliens and Body Electric are particular absorbing, as is much of the more recent work Antigone which takes up most of the first disc. House of Usher sounds like Portishead doing their sci-fi thing without the beats, while Chopstick Bounce reminds this listener of Elliot Sharp's pulsating oeuvre. Disc 2 includes some of BLR's finest instrumental moments, certainly reminiscent and on a par with his earlier Crépuscule work and his band contributions of yore. Circulation wouldn't sound out of place on a psychological horror film soundtrack, while Shadow Waltz represents Reininger's more typical string-driven thing and Attribue a Bernie H has an air of the John Barry. Commissions is crammed with compositions borne out of a fertile imagination" (Flipside, 12/2013)