Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
Immaculately constructed to the point of refined delicacy, yet luxurious and inflamed with passion—that kind of duality can suffuse music with depth and meaning, but it’s a feat that many producers don’t pull off over entire careers. That the Swiss artist Raphaël Ripperton has done so on his debut long-player—and in a natural, seemingly unforced fashion—solidifies his claim as one of the main players in what could be termed “dream-tech,” a sound that fuses techno’s attention to tonal experimentation with the satiating sumptuousness of the best deep house.
Two rarely recorded Haydn violin concertos frame Rachel Podger’s performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat on this disc. Both concertos have only string accompaniment, here provided by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and a discreet harpsichord (the player’s name unaccountably omitted from the list of the orchestra personnel in the accompanying booklet). Rachel Podger has chosen to play both concertos on her own Pesarinius violin (1739) that she feels is most suited to the style of these works and few would disagree with her choice. Her agile and spirited playing in the outer movements is complemented by her pure cantilena in the slow movements. As is to be expected, both works are full of baroque idioms and, while neither presents Haydn at his most inventive, they make an enjoyable pairing.
New generation guitar duo by Kochi Prefecture-born classical guitarist “Yasuto Uko & Shunsuke Yamashita”. Now his debut, even while keeping our focus on the classic base, business card instead worthy familiar classic music of “one unmanned” that will show with a broad music, from the movie “Cinema Paradiso” 3 songs, songs from the drama that participated in the soundtrack “unfair”, “in love with the pupil of the ugly”, and even the music selection that flew to the original song three songs and a variety of. Producer and the recording engineer, hired Ezaki TomoYoshi of Okuda via record representative that has won many awards applied to the recording production in the inside and outside.
Here are sets of Pictures to suit almost every personal art gallery. The newest issue (though not the most recently recorded—it has a 1979 analogue source) is the least memorable. The orchestral playing is excellent and certain portrayals are striking, the ”Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”, for instance and ”Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle”, while the closing sequence is strongly projected.
A photograph album full of treasured memories - David Roth's third album with Stockfisch-Records "Will You Come Home". Singer/songwriter Roth transports the listener on a magical journey through highlights in his life. David Roth is a musical portrait artist who conveys a wealth of stories, anecdotes and remembered scenes with a physically felt intensity. This album is reminiscent, too, of an much-loved anthology of poetry, like one of those marvellous books which one can simply open at any page. That extraordinary feeling of warmth and familiarity that takes us by surprise when listening to this music comes from the sheer magic of the melodies…
This is the real stuff, the very best of the group’s early albums and the best representation of the Chieftains’ original sound.