As a composer and Theremin player, Jamie O’Callaghan wanted to use and display the textural and micro-tonal possibilities of this special instrument. As the Theremin is often squeezed in the role of violin/Cello or sound effect, Jamie composed “Music for Empty Places” out of a need to recognize the Theremin as an instrument in its own right.
One must like the sounds derived from this instrument, which range from eerie, sad and melancholic to lonely and abstract, and Mr O’Callaghan displays them all on this 53-minute experimental release. Even a romantic attempt displayed on the title track left me with an uneasy feeling.
This is only for the die-hearts who adore the sole sound of the Theremin.
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