Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown are two of the creative mainsprings behind Tuxedomoon. As well as collaborating on soundtracks for film and stage the pair regularly play live as a duo, performing on piano, sax and violin.
This live album remains was recorded at the Teatro Sao Luis in Lisbon, Portugal on 21 November 1989, and first released by Les Disques du Crépuscule as 1890-1990: One Hundred Years of Music (TWI 916).
Highlights include Iberia and L'Arrivée dans le Jour, Ghost Sonata extracts The Fall and Licorice Stick Ostinato, and versions of the Tuxedomoon classics Volo Vivace and Litebulb Overkill (the first song ever written by Reininger and Brown).
3. The Fall
4. Les Odalisques
5. Piano No.1
6. L'Arrivée dans le Jour
7. Music No. 2
8. Salad Variation
10. The Waltz
11. Licorice Stick Ostinato
12. Volo Vivace
13. Litebulb Overkill
14. Souffle Coupé
"Triumphant! Lean, articulate passages of truly gorgeous, avant and original classical pieces" (The Big Takeover, 03/2005)
"Beautifully remastered, the studio quality of this recording of modern classical music is a document of the partnership at its peak. The opening Iberia is a mournful piece rivalling Ravel's Bolero for swooning grace. Brown's solo piano compositions drip with an elegiac quality and L'Arrivée dans le Jour is a piece of pastoral loveliness" (Leonard's Lair, 03/2005)
"I don't listen to music ever. Too many voices in my head. Unless suddenly I'm in the mood and then I'll go for one or two songs as loud as possible and then that's it. But when I find something I get pretty obsessed and then I will play it until it runs out and that's it. It's kinda like a book, except it only lasts for 30 minutes. I'm reading between the lines of the record. Yeah, I'm obsessive and this is something to get obsessive about. This is an album that was made by two of the guys from Tuxedomoon and recorded live in Lisbon, Portugal. This is beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. It's probably one extreme of things I like. The other extreme is gunshots. They both calm me down" (Lydia Lunch, The Quietus, 10/2013)