Carl Craig’s “Ver­sus”:

Los Angeles Times - - SUNDAY CALENDAR -

After an EDM boom that saw Dutch DJs earn­ing piles of money for push­ing but­tons in Ve­gas, it’s easy to for­get the for­ward-look­ing legacy of elec­tronic mu­sic. This record­ing, a live col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Detroit techno in­no­va­tor and Paris’ Les Siè­cles Orches­tra, more re­sem­bles an ex­ten­sion of min­i­mal­ist com­poser Steve Re­ich than what is heard at Coachella. With tin­kling pi­ano, shiv­er­ing strings and doomy brass, Siè­cles pro­vides a taut, dra­matic frame­work for Craig’s body-mov­ing com­po­si­tions and syn­the­sizer pulses. Maybe con­sider it clas­si­cal techno or, bet­ter still, just mu­sic.

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