performances only the tiniest bit more
professional than the LSO sessions, The
Perfect Stranger is
billed as "chamber works performed by the
Ensemble Intercontemporian and the Barking
Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort.
this means to you is that three of these
"preposterously non-modern" dance
pieces are performed by a small orchestra (Stranger, Aviation
and Dupree's Paradise)
while the rest are the result of Frank's
the orchestral pieces, Dupree's
Paradise has some of the
most interesting instrumental combinations.
my money, The Synclavier pieces are what make
the synth patches used sound like the
factory-preset variety, the compositions more
than make up for the lack of aural
would be a good album to get if you are already a
fan of Frank's orchestral works and are wanting
to check out his Synclavier stuff.