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dooce

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I have been very lucky this evening - while Jess Ennis and Co were winning medals, I was at a very small local concert given by a band comprising a zither player, a Finnish folk singer, an Armenian duduk player - and a bass clarinet/sop sax player. This eclectic lot comes together to make some beautiful, ethereal and moving sounds, involving quite a lot of improvisation. Their album is called "The Unbroken Surface of Snow" which provides a perfect visual image of the music. Rock and roll, it is not........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4bg9zEdhKU
 

QWales

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Very nice, like you say ethreal. The sort of music you expect to hear on a block buster like braveheart or Lord of the Rings after a big battle or when a main character has come a cropper :)
 

Nick Wyver

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It's very good but it reminds me a bit too much of the sort of cds you get in "new age" shops - ambient stuff, whale song, etc.

Having said that, I'm somewhat tempted to download the couple of his albums that are on Emusic for chillin' to.

He seems to have a thing about herons too.
 

dooce

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It's very good but it reminds me a bit too much of the sort of cds you get in "new age" shops - ambient stuff, whale song, etc.

Having said that, I'm somewhat tempted to download the couple of his albums that are on Emusic for chillin' to.

He seems to have a thing about herons too.
Yes, that was my preconception and initial impression as well, especially as the organiser of the concert is the bloke that was behind the original Big Chill festivals, but it does grab you after a while and there's no doubt that these guys are Serious musicians (note the capital letter) who would be deeply offended if anyone suggested that their music was just for "chillin".......
 
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