Fans of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter et al will find a lot to love here. As in their case, it's obvious that a seasoned soundtracker is at work, but on an album untroubled by outside commissioning, the composer's ambition and love for their craft can really let loose. Entanglement's nine pieces find Price in an often melancholy, but always evocative mood, whether focusing in on his own piano playing (the church bell-like tones of Easter) or filling out the sound with various shades of strings. Ambient city sounds, recorded by Price on his phone, give Budapest an extra travelogue authenticity. On two particular highlights, Maitri and The Uncertainty Principle, a guest soprano is featured (words below), which brought to mind for me Hans Abrahamsen's Let Me Tell You, or even Górecki's 3rd. Don't miss this gorgeous album.
No one minded that
The flowers' beauty faded.
And I saw myself in the world grow old
As the rain went on falling.
(a waka by Ono no Komachi, 825-900)
The Uncertainty Principle
With her sleeve
She wipes a mirror.
(a haiku by Yosa no Buson, 1716-1784)