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London Sinfonietta Warp Works & Twentieth Century Masters

When a record pairs the work of admired avant-garde composers with Warp Records electronic artists, discussion gravitates toward the two camps' shared spaces. The work of Squarepusher's Tom Jenkinson bears much more resemblance to the tape looping of Steve Reich than, say, sexy being brought back by Justin Timberlake. Like waiting for your turn in a conversation, the manner in which this record operates-placing compositions side by side instead of attempting misguided mergers-demonstrates a level of shared respect between the two worlds.

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