SOUDNIK, NICK (ZGA): Faust 3
Substantial music by Nick Soudnik for an experimental theatre production (in Leningrad) for various instruments, objects, samples, trombone, violin and occasional voice. A fully articulated, consistently interesting, sometimes massive and often orchestral score that is mysterious, ominous, hallucinogenic and hellish by turns. Nice packaging. The full text (6pp, in poem form) is enclosed in the illustrated booklet (in Russian and English). It's a good text and reads well - the CD, nevertheless, is almost entirely instrumental. Limited supply of small Russian edition.