Gimell Records was founded by Steve Smith and myself in March 1980. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this event – which gains in significance when one remembers how few independent labels there were in those days when compared with the current scene – we have released a new recording: Victoria’s three sets of Lamentations for Holy Week, coupled with Padilla’s Lamentations. Although our two milestones were not planned to coincide quite like this, we are now linking them – and the media in this country are making the most of them. There are essentially two types of article to peruse: reviews of the new CD (which you can read by accessing the newspapers in question direct); and magazine comment on the history of Gimell, which has to be accessed by a more difficult route.
Here are the links to the newspaper reviews:
The Guardian review (five stars): http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/mar/04/victoria-lamentations-padilla-jeremiah
The Sunday Times review (four stars): http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article7048724.ece
And the links to the magazines:
Musical Opinion Mar April 10 p1 (PDF, page 1 of 2)
Musical Opinion Mar April 10 p2 (PDF, page 2 of 2)
The Singer p1 (PDF, page 1 of 2)
The Singer p2 (PDF, page 2 of 2)
MUSO 11, p50 (PDF, page 1 of 2)
MUSO 11, p51 (PDF, page 2 of 2)
In addition there will be a Radio Three feature about Gimell on CD Review, starring Steve Smith and myself interviewed by Andrew McGregor, on the morning of Saturday April 10th. CD Review normally runs from 9.00 to 12.15.