Michael Nyman


Irish Independent -- Golden Glare -- 5 Stars

one of the most remarkable, heard warming, though-provoking and utterly essential albums of the year

theartsdesk.com -- The Glare -- "...already feels like a shoo-in for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize shortlist..."

“...already feels like a shoo-in for the 2010 Mercury Music Prize shortlist…”

Nyman and McAlmont create classical soul

A composer and soul singer may be an unlikely match, but it is one made in heaven.

Bad news for any artists working on exciting new crossovers between two musical genres, or for any band that think they might just have come up with exactly the right mix of mainstream appeal and quirky individuality to nab the Mercury prize — you’ve just been trumped.

Irish Times -- Two to Tangle -- 4 stars

there are tales of heartbreaking loss and lives left in tatters to be found beyond the bold print of the headlines – and these are the tales that need to be heard

The Guardian Album Review -- The Glare -- 4 stars

an idiosyncratic triumph…a fortuitously inspired collaboration

The WORD Magazine - "This Just in" - The Glare's feature article by Kate Mossman (Dec '09)

A bizarre collaboration between David McAlmont and Michael Nyman revives the dying art of the topical news story in song

Sunday Express -- 4 stars -- "McAlmont’s stunningly diverse vocal range takes centre stage"

McAlmont’s stunningly diverse vocal range takes centre stage throughout, but Nyman’s music is a sympathetic partner.

Observer Music Monthly -- 4 stars -- "one of the better lp's of 2009. Grab The Glare quick"

“one of the better long-players of 2009. Grab The Glare quick”

Independent on Sunday -- 5 Stars -- "Once heard, you’ll never want to live without it"

The idea of putting David McAlmont together with Michael Nyman is almost too good to be true: it cannot, surely, live up to its potential - Except that it does!

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