Christopher Chaplin – Patriarchs (Fabrique, LP/digital)

Even before the great biblical flood came, the patriarchs ruled. The British composer Christopher Chaplin dedicates an impressive concept album to them, which is released on the Viennese label Fabrique. Starting with »Adam« and ending with »Noah,« »Patriarchs« blends elements of chamber music with the aesthetics of experimental electronics. Must this be considered a critical confrontation with systemic evils that continue to exist until this day? The music does not answer this question directly, but the foreboding atmosphere leaves little doubt.