Albums

  • The Year Before Yesterday

    Selected as iTunes "Best of 2014" Classical Music and featured in the NEW YORK TIMES 2014 Classical Music Playlist.

    The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet is back with The Year Before Yesterday, the follow up to their critically acclaimed and Multi-GRAMMY® Nominated album Rūpa-Khandha (DSL-92150), which received wide-spread praise for both the performance and audio presentation. This time the ensemble has teamed up with a new set of composers to expand the sonic landscape incorporating everything from traditional percussion instruments to found and created items (and even some triggered electronics). This album displays not only a vast array of sonic colors, but also expresses a vast range of emotional depth, moods, characters, and compositional styles that are only rivaled in variety by the wide dynamic range of the instruments themselves. The Year Before Yesterday is truly a treat for both the music lovers and audiophiles alike.

    This album has been recorded in 24bit 192kHz 7.1 surround sound and is delivered to the listener in this package on Pure Audio Blu-ray in 5.1, 7.1, and high-resolution stereo, and a standard resolution CD. The Blu-ray also includes digital copies via mShuttle.

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  • Rūpa Khandha

    Nominated for the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for Best Surround Sound Album, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble, and Classical Producer of the Year.

    Sono Luminus is proud to release this first major studio release by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Rūpa-khandha, as it promises a fantastic listening experience. As one of the new percussion recordings produced in surround sound, the listener is placed among a sonic landscape of sublime, visceral, and exotic percussion instruments, with the full force of the quartet’s technique and artistry applied in interpreting four evocative, award-winning, and never before recorded works. Considering the combination of hundreds of individual instrumental colors and the LAPQ’s formidable talent, Rūpa-khandha promises to be among the most sophisticated and aurally stunning recordings of percussion chamber music. The package will be a 2-disc set, containing a Pure Audio Blu-ray™ Surround Sound disc as well as a standard CD.

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  • Quartz City

    Quartz City: "Spiritual, genuine, heartfelt, and whimsical are the words that best describe this recording." (Percussive Notes) Five original percussion composition by David Johnson, director of percussion at the California Institute of the Arts. The LAPQ joins DJ on two works: Quartz City & the Oregon Variations. Visit DJ's site to purchase this recording.
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