Who says a listener can’t get in the groove without a discernible backbeat? Composers given to making complex statements just have to come at the issue from a different angle. Or at least that’s the challenge Richard Carrick threw down for himself.
I’m taking a little personal time out this week, but I filed this tidbit before shutting off the office lights. Luckily, Carrick was very kind to your humble reporter and never made me try and say “Csíkszentmihályi” on tape. It wasn’t pretty! Eyjafjallajökull reporters, you have my sympathies.