04 September 2013

So put it in all of the papers, I’m not afraid


MONTREAL – The first sounds you hear on Brooklyn Babylon, the magnificent 53-minute opus by Darcy James Argue and his Secret Society orchestra, come from the Canadian composer’s open window on his adopted city. We hear the whoosh of cars and the faint echo of construction — and the mood is set for a modern-day fable about humankind’s dubious habit of destroying the past to preserve the future.

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