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Chris Schlarb

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: July 10, 1977    

Chris Schlarb

Chris Schlarb is a musician, composer and producer based in Long Beach, California. His newest album, Psychic Temple, is a four song mediation on beauty featuring a 29-musician ensemble. Time Out New York said the album “blurs the line between avant-garde jazz and chamber music,” while National Public Radio mused, “in its wordless pastoral journey, Psychic Temple is boundary-less.”

His debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, was critically hailed as both, “40 minutes of avant-garde bliss” by the New York Observer and as “a monumental achievement” by FFWD Weekly. His following release, Interoceans, with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the Top 5 Jazz albums of the year in 2008....
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“Immersive… meticulous and controlled.”- New York Times

“Top 5 Jazz CD’s of 2008. Schlarb’s projects capture a form of emotional release that few avant-garde musicians can muster.”- National Public Radio

“sumptuous, richly textured… impressively coherent…”- Chicago Reader

“unorthodox, but it’s far from difficult: Much of it has a dreamy, pastoral mellifluousness.”- TimeOut New York

“an entirely original approach to What Game Music Can Be”- BoingBoing

“this is improvised music as art at its very best.”- All About Jazz

“The fantastic ambient/jazz/electronic soundtrack is good enough to enjoy outside the game. 9 out of 10.”- IGN

“Chris Schlarb’s Twilight & Ghost Stories is one of the most unique musical projects to come along in years… a monumental achievement.”- FFWD Weekly

“Top 10 Albums of 2007. An experiment in sound rather than a traditional album… a fascinating experience.”- All Music Guide

“40 minutes of avant-garde bliss.”- New York Observer

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