Leo Svirsky – River Without Banks
River Without Banks, the first LP in three years from American composer Leo Svirsky, was composed in honour of his first piano teacher Irena Orlov. Unsurprisingly given the subject matter this record finds Svirsky eschewing the intense accordion drones of his previous full-length Heights In Depths for a return to the piano. However, despite being written at the keyboard, River Without Banks is a world away from the angular avant-gardism of a record like 2012’s Songs In The Key Of Survival. Rather, these half-dozen tracks are about as tender and meditative as contemporary classical composition gets.