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Jane Booth
Early Music Today, December 2017

The Californian group Ciaramella specialises in Renaissance dance music; here they explore the Spanish and Italian grounds – passamezzo, passacaglia, ciaconna and so on… Recorders and shawms predominate; playing of expressive fluidity and rhythmic vitality supports plentiful virtuosic divisions. Lifelike sound of exceptional clarity enhances the impact. As well as choosing an ideal acoustic, producer Bob Attiyeh has used an old-fashioned analogue tape recorder, equally old-fashioned analogue valves for the recording circuitry, and a single stereo microphone – viva analogue! Strongly recommended… © 2017 Early Music Today Read complete review



Steven Estep
The Absolute Sound, September 2015

Music:
Sonics:

Yarlung hits a home run! …I wish Yarlung had released this as a two-LP set, but I’m still thankful for it. © 2015 The Absolute Sound Read complete review




John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, July 2015

The seven-person group is made of extremely talented musicians, with a lively freshness to their delivery.

The imaging and general performance quality is top notch. The sounds are strong on recorders and shawms, and the clarity is quite amazing. © 2015 Audiophile Audition Read complete review




David Thomson
Record Collector News, March 2015

The beauty of this “historic” release is its distinct musical and sonic uniqueness. And, that it can be indulged from the comfort of your couch. Don’t miss it. © 2015 Record Collector News Read complete review



Jane Booth
Early Music Today, March 2014

Recorders and shawms predominate; playing of expressive fluidity and rhythmic vitality supports plentiful divisions. Lifelike sound of exceptional clarity enhances the impact. © 2014 Early Music Today Read complete review



Ardella Crawford
American Record Guide, March 2014

This is a very lively collection of pieces…very well conceived and performed, and is a worthy addition to a large number of dance recordings that have preceded it. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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