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City Music Foundation

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"Alastair Penman created surpassingly beautiful music...The record is excellent...Each piece had a perfection of its own and the combination of sax and electronics never sounded cluttered but pure and diamond-sharp, tonally burnished and singing free on both instruments...Thanks to RNCM for a masterpiece of programming."
Review by Peter Fay of Electric Dawn Live Performance at the RNCM Saxophone Day 2015

"Penman is a pioneering instrumentalist and writer who is creating music that explores new territory. The use of electronic programming teases out new sounds within the conventional solo-saxophone canon, creating ethereal soundscapes and an all together surprising interplay throughout the record...There’s much to extract from this record, and equally much to enjoy as a cohesive and triumphantly experimental debut."
Review of Electric Dawn by The Prickle (Full review here)

"Throughout, Penman's saxophone playing is exemplary and the whole makes an appealing and intriguing disc... Displaying Penman's virtuosity, the music on the disc encompasses a wide range of style."
4-star review of Electric Dawn by Robert Hugill, planethugill.com (Full review here)


"From bizarre to beautiful, I find saxophonist Alastair Penman's new album Electric Dawn totally engaging....this is an accomplished, outstanding album. Highly recommended."
Review by Ian Maund for Sandy Brown Jazz (Full review here.)

"The playing is poised the precise and the sounds are creative and imaginative...The playing is assured in both slow and faster technical passages, and the clarity of production is top rate."
Review by Stephanie Reeve for the Clarinet and Saxophone Society Magazine (CASSGB)

"...it really is a wonderfully eclectic mix of genres, moods, instrumentation and effects, all centred around the unmistakeable sound of the saxophone."
Jim Paterson, mfiles.co.uk

Alastair Penman 2015