Robert Lloyd's brightly coloured dances for keyboards and percussion are an exciting synthesis of shimmerring vibraphones and marimbas, melodic drumming and percussive pianos weaving together to create a genuine cross-cultural intercourse of American minimalist and Balinese gamelan music.
... hypnotic rhythms inspired by the vastness of the Australian desert ...
Lloyd's music finds its poetry in the combining, recombining, reconstructing and de-constructing of complex rhythms. 'Nullarbor' is a dance work inspired by the vastness of the Nullarbor desert. There is a strong relation between the topography of the Nullarbor and Lloyd's scores, with their seamless rhythms and a sense of endlessness and isolation.
Robert Lloyd's reputation rests largely on kinetic, brightly coloured series of dance scores. In fact as far away as the United States Lloyd's name is probably better known among dance circles than musical ones. Perhaps that is not surprising, given the propellant energy of Lloyd's work.
— Sydney Morning Herald
“Shimmering, driving score”
— New York Times
“Robert Lloyd, has written an exciting percussion score that ranges from the very loud and textured to the finely modulated”
— New York Times
- Robert Lloyd · keyboard, percussion,octabans
- Leigh Giles · vibraphone, percussion, octabans · tracks 1 and 3
- Natasha Moszenin · keyboards · tracks 1 and 2
- Peter Overall · keyboards · track 1
- Stephen Strahle · keyboards · track 2
- Brendan Fitzgerald · keyboards · track 2
- David Montgomery · timbales · track 3
Where to buy
This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.