Remasterpiece

Purists will surely scoff at the very idea of this project: to reinterpret some very well-known works—by classical and contemporary composers—in an electronic manner.

Purists will surely scoff at the very idea of this project: to reinterpret some very well-known works—by classical and contemporary composers—in an electronic manner. The same folks will likely also dismiss the project's masterminds: British dance music DJ/producer Chris Coco and Berklee School of Music- and Moscow Conservatory-reared film composer Sacha Puttnam, who has worked with rock band Bush and electronic outfit Hybrid. But this album is really not for classical purists. "Remasterpiece" is aimed squarely at the chill-out generation that has embraced such ambient, atmosphere-hued compilation series as Ultra. Chilled and Buddha Bar. Figuring into the dreamy landscape are works by such revered names as Orff, Chopin, Debussy and Satie. In their own way, Coco and Puttnam—who also contribute new compositions to the recording—have created something new out of the tried and true. Those with an open mind and ears will surely be pleasantly surprised.—MP