The literature for solo percussion has gone through an unprecedented development since the middle of the 20th century. This CD of the Duo Marta Klimasara and Jürgen Spitschka is a representative example for how appealing and sophisticated percussion music can be. It is fresh, unspent music, rhythmic, melodic, with an immense sound variety, to be enjoyed quietly or as background music. When the two artists let their mallets dance over their marimbas, they create unique, warm, round and full sounds. The duo charms a great range of tonal shades out of the marimbas, and it plays the numerous other instruments such as vibraphone, tom-toms, bongos, gong, tam-tam, boo-bams, etc. in a unique way.
The artists have received various prizes and are celebrated by the audience at live performances. The Polish composer Marcin Blazewicz wrote and dedicated his work 'Sahay Manush' (Indian for "spontaneous person") to them.
... The CD contains an attractive mix of works … and the effect is mesmerizing. … The duo plays with stylish sensitivity and absolute precision (as is required by the Reich) or flexibility (in Keiko Abe's atmospheric Memories of the Seashore). The sound is clean and crisp, but warm, with excellent separation and definition. Stephen Eddins, 2009