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Donald WomackWalk Across the Surface of the SunEnsemble of 10 Japanese instruments 10楽器の邦楽合奏団8:002008
Recorded on the album Walk Across the Surface of the Sun (Albany Records)

Walk Across the Surface of the Sun is high energy, grooving, grinding, and overt in its use of rock-and-roll references. Pounding rhythms, syncopation, guitar-like licks and percussive backbeats are strangely infused into an ensemble of ten Japanese instruments. The title suggests both an intensity and a laid back character, as well as the scoring. The piece has a short accompanying poem:

strange places to be

float in a raindrop,
ride a bolt of lightning,
walk across the surface of the sun;

"Percussive cross-rhythms and syncopations drive the music along with manic energy. It may well count as my favorite piece on the CD. It won't let my fingers or toes keep from tapping."

- classicalCDreview.com