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Bright Vision is a demo disc for a more unusual pairing of organ with Irish pipes. Rather than the organ taming this traditional Irish music into a classical idiom, Renée Anne Louprette cleverly uses the organ to create more of a backing track of complementary sounds and harmonies, augmenting the natural drones of the Irish bagpipes and sometimes providing seamlessly blended counter-melodies. Mirage is the most compelling work, mixing eastern European rhythms and melodies. There are two versions of the title track Aisling Gheal (‘Bright Vision’), the second, by Louprette, recalling the timbres of Olivier Messiaen. This combination of instruments will not be to everyone’s taste, but the work of the Louprette-Goff duo here is clever and engaging.

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