Review!

Garrett Schumann has reviewed Meerenai Shim’s CD The Art of Noise over at Sequenza21.com. Long story short, here is what he had to say about my piece, Mercurial:

“Essentially, Mr. Batzner’s piece contains two kinds of material: ambient synthesized and processed sound paired with yearning flute melodies and upbeat, granular rhythms (which, at one point, made me think of a beat-boxing robot), once more appropriately paired with more facile flute lines. To me, Mercurial stood out as a pivot in the album’s narrative – its intimate moments drew me back to To Committee, while its abstract material and the expertise of its electronic and acoustic colors seemed reminiscent of The Art of Noise. Most importantly, the brief passages of straightforward, repeating rhythms in the electronics foreshadow perfectly the next piece on the disc.”

So THAT is pretty cool, isn’t it? You can hear and buy Meerenai’s album right here.