Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Miss Murgatroid, Petra Haden|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Violinist Petra Haden and accordionist Miss Murgatroid (née Alicia Rose) make a startling duo. Rose's accordion sounds church-organ big in some parts and then like the fiercest '60s-era electric keyboard in others, while H... more »
Violinist Petra Haden and accordionist Miss Murgatroid (née Alicia Rose) make a startling duo. Rose's accordion sounds church-organ big in some parts and then like the fiercest '60s-era electric keyboard in others, while Haden, formerly of That Dog (and the daughter of jazz bass virtuoso Charlie), wields a beautiful tone, terse but rich. Certainly some of the unrest originates in Rose's unorthodox take on her instrument, which she plays with a touch of Pauline Oliveros's sense of tuning and intonation but a far larger sense of volume and intensity. Her sounds, elongated or clipped, gritty or soaringly clear, are aided by an array of pedals and effects. It's far more than intriguing and much more intense than intimate. This is a wonderful recording. --Andrew Bartlett
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A Beautiful Journey through expression
ptitchitza | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is by far the best of the Miss Murgatroid series. We now can see her true beauty complemented by the amazing vocals of Petra. This chilling work is a must for any avangarde music lover. The duo reaches deep within your soul and reveals this hidden place inside, so warm, so soft, so comfortable, you'll return again and again. Thanks Miss Murgatroid and Petra, the world is a better place for having you in it."
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ptitchitza | Leiden, Netherlands | 03/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Miss Murgatroid's approach to accordeon playing is the most adventurous since Kimmo Pohjonen (a brilliant Finnish musician). The entire CD is adventurous in concept and pleasant in execution. Personally, I would prefer more "drama" in the music - the mood of the CD is too uniform for my taste to fully enjoy its 40 minutes of playing time."