Horse Lords, The Common TaskBy Jude Thomas
Until recently, microtonal techniques were found almost exclusively in the music of composers such as Partch and Young, or in non-Western music. Horse Lords, however, are part of a movement of microtonal rock musicians that have been simmering steadily since the turn of the century, and they are one of several groups that have succeeded in attracting a following, not only from the standard milieu of fans of any group or artist, but also from among the proponents and aficionados of microtonality.
Music of Harry Partch, Vol. 3: Sonata Dementia, Bridge Records (2019)By Jude Thomas
Beyond the accuracy of the playing, the fidelity of the recording, and the delight of hearing Partch himself interpret a rare work, the album demonstrates how Partchs music and legacy have persisted and changed in the 45 years since his death.