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Phillip Bimstein: Garland Hirschi's Cows

P.K. Bimstein Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Garland Hirschi's Cows: I. A Little Bit About My CowsPhillip Bimstein 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Garland Hirschi's Cows: II. PasturalePhillip Bimstein 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Garland Hirschi's Cows: III. MoovementPhillip Bimstein 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Louie Louie VariationsPhillip Bimstein 8:51Album Only
listen  5. Dark Winds Rising: I. The Last JakeTurtle Island String Quartet 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Dark Winds Rising: II. Walking BarefootedTurtle Island String Quartet 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Dark Winds Rising: III. With the EarthTurtle Island String Quartet 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Dark Winds Rising: IV. Among All PeopleTurtle Island String Quartet 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The DoorPhillip Bimstein10:22Album Only
listen10. Vox=DominumPhillip Bimstein12:22Album Only

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 17, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Starkland
  • ASIN: B000002GVF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,341 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Memorable and entertaining...4 Stars. -- Alternative Press

Outstanding in his field… brilliantly original...Here is a talent to watch. 4.5 Stars. -- Stereophile

Quirky and thoroughly engaging. -- Wired

Product Description

Offering five "alternative classical" works, this premiere Phillip Bimstein CD has been called "the ear-opening CD of 1997" in Stereophile. The delightful Garland Hirschi's Cows describes a Utah farmer, his cows, and why they moo. Radio airplay of the work has generated hundreds of calls (especially after being heard on NPR's All Things Considered).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lively Livestock January 10, 2000
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Graduate of the Chicago Conservatory of Music, Phillip Bimstein formed the New Wave group, Phil 'n' the Blanks. Fascinated by language, Bimstein incorporates text into his music. In the title track, a Utah farmer talks about his cows, the history of butchery and why cows Moo. "The Louie Louie Variations" deconstructs the classic rock song into a contemplative fantasy with the help of the Modern Mandolin Quartet. Backed by the Turtle Island String Quartet, "Dark Winds Rising" records three generations of the Jake family. They speak of the sanctity of their ancestrial land vs. the toxic waste incinerator built nearby. "Vox=Dominum" is an atmospheric work that cuts up vocal love chants of the ancient Sufi poet Rumi. Another inventive recording from the Starkland label.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Substantive electro-acoustic music that makes you smile. September 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm a high school music teacher and I love using "Garland Hirschi's Cows" and "The Door" to expand my students' definition of music. These two compositions especially are entertaining enough to keep the class's attention while introducing some important concepts. I am invariably asked to play it again over the next several days as anyone who was absent returns and hears about it from enthusiastic friends. I've also had to buy it three times so far because, unlike the rest of my classical and jazz CD's, this one tends to walk away. . . You'll enjoy this. If it whets your appetite for something a bit more "serious," try Steve Reich's "Different Trains" with the Kronos Quartet. You may prefer it, but you'll still never forget the cows.
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