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3 February 2017

James McVinnie announces remix LP: ‘‘Cycles_1’’

Annouced today: ''Cycles_1'', the new remix album taken from James McVinnie's Cycles (2013). Featuring remixes by Sam Slater, Matt Huxley, Scanner, Talos, Paul Evans, Liam Byrne and Alex Groves, the album will be released on March 24th.

Pre-order Cycles_1 on Bandcamp now to receive a download of ''Slow Bitchy Organs'' (Sam Slater). The track is also streaming over on The Line of Best Fit.

What the press says

Taking the composer’s schitzophrenic and haunting amalgamation of layered notes and texture, McVinnie breathes life into Cycles with dark intensity. The turbulence of Muhly’s compositions feels slightly more delicate and sparkling pouring out of the pipe organ, building and growing to a powerful and stimulating abrupt end. And as is usually the case with Muhly’s music, leaves you craving the next note.

Hillary Weston — BlackBook Magazine (July 2nd 2013) Read all reviews

James Mcvinnie’s playing is cavernous and lifted. the higher notes are like cascading crystals that sparkle in an abundant, musical flourish, but the instrument is also capable of an unrivalled thunderous roar. cycles switches between the two extremes at one point or another, taking in the wide, intervallic range of the instrument, allowing the music to breathe deeply but keeping everything compact and restricted to an upright, almost regal posture.

Fluid Radio (July 29th 2013) Read all reviews

McVinnie’s feel for the many moods in the cycle is as impressive as his technical command of the organ.

Q2 (August 5th 2013) Read all reviews

‘Cycles’ is a big, big sound, cathedral-esque and in places overwhelming, with only the addition of the violin and the beautiful tenor vocal performance from Simon Wall on the first part of ‘Seven O Antiphon Preludes’.

Norman Records (August 8th 2013) ★★★★★★★ Read all reviews

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