Young God Records
YG021 - 2002
On Maximin, the music of the seminal minimalist composer Charlemagne Palestine is reconfigured and reiterated by David Coulter and Jean-Marie Mathoul, in full co-operation and collaboration with Mr. Palestine. Coulter and Mathoul have taken previously recorded works of Mr. Palestine and - with the full respect due these often transcendent and sacred works - have interwoven new and/or found sounds, drones, and unexpected textures into an ever-shifting flow that brings new light to these deeply soulful, sonic-sculptural emanations. Recontextualizing the pure and spiritual force of nature that Mr. Palestine\'s music represents could be a risky musical undertaking, but Coulter and Mathoul pull it off beautifully, inspired solely by their love of and respect for the original works themselves. The mixes have an authentic, handmade sensibility, and even when electronics are occasionally introduced, retain an organic feel.