Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Guy Klucevsek (United States), Maria Kalaniemi (Finland), Bratko Bibic (Slovenia), Lars Hollmer (Sweden), and Otto Lechner (Austria) all come from different nations, different backgrounds, and indeed, very different genres... more »
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Guy Klucevsek (United States), Maria Kalaniemi (Finland), Bratko Bibic (Slovenia), Lars Hollmer (Sweden), and Otto Lechner (Austria) all come from different nations, different backgrounds, and indeed, very different genres of music. Klucevsek is the "downtowner" of the bunch, with ties to the Knitting Factory new music scene. Kalaniemi has grown from folk revivalist into a sharp composer of romantic music. Bibic brings a raw, folk-rooted energy. Hollmer is a self-trained musician with no boundaries, no genre, and a dazzling array of ideas. Lechner offers a dark European neo-classicism. What's the common thread? They all play and compose for the accordion, and this set of live recordings during a three week European tour exemplifies the brilliant intensity that can develop between kindred spirits with diverse inspiration. In pieces that range from gentle solos to chaotic quintets, they all use each other's strengths to give their compositions new angles, strange twists, and a little humor. --Louis Gibson
Try it, you'll like it!
S. Seth Hickel | 05/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not just for accordion aficionados, Accordion Tribe is filled with inventive, joyful music...composed and performed by virtuosos who obviously had a great time playing together. Although they appear to push the sonic limits of the instrument, musicality isn't sacrificed for effect. If you're an accordion fan, you're missing out if you haven't listened to Accordion Tribe. If you think the accordion is only for playing polkas, you're in for a most enjoyable ear-opener."
S. Seth Hickel | Lenoir, nc United States | 10/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is quite an interesting collection. I had to listen to it a few times before I started to appreciate the musicianship and talent involved. These folks have a sense of humor too as displayed by "Mad Cow". "accordion tribe" would definitely push the musical envelope for the casual listener. If you have an open mind/ear than certainly purchase this CD, you will come to appreciate it with a couple of listens. I did."