I've been listening to some "spectral music" last days, and these Niculescu's pieces are by far the best things I've heard from the school (yes, surpassing Grisey, Murail, Dumitrescu or Radulescu). Niculescu blends Spectralism with Romanian Folk Music and result is not just adventurous sonic textures, but - especially in "Echos" - also quite emotionally devastating.
performers: Avy Abramovici on violin ("Echos"); ensemble Ars Nova conducted by Cornel Ţăranu ("Ison I") and Cristian Brâncuşi ("Ison II").
P.S.: once again, as this seems to be pretty hard to find vinyl release, I would like to ask anyone who owns the copy and doesn't mind to share it, to kindly upload the scan of cover somewhere. Thank you!
get it here.