Musical Opinion

At least, compared with the Boulez ‘Douze Notations’ [reviewed in the same issue], Eric Craven attempts to do something with the ideas he has, and although the impetus for this music might seem offputting to some music-lovers, Craven’s 12 pieces possess more than a modicum of musical interest. There is an element of chance, as if Cornelius Cardew had never really left us and had decided to think more about what he ought to be doing in this music – which may gave you some idea of what the disc contains, but I was intrigued by much of it, and recommend it to those prepared to take a punt.
***** (five stars awarded)

—Robert Matthew-Walker