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Thread #140423 Message #3227222
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
22-Sep-11 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: New CD by Rapunzel and Sedayne!
Subject: RE: New CD by Rapunzel and Sedayne!
Ok, this is going to turn into a love in.
I have to confess to being friends of R & S. They came to the Beech when we first started and sang amazing songs with strange arrangements and magic instrumentation. So in a way I am not totally independent of ear on this.
I was apprehensive on getting the CD. My prefered music is beery choruses, country dance, then Whapweasel and folk rock. This album is extraordinary! Unusual versions of known songs and for me strange old songs I have not heard before. The potent mix of Rapunzel's voice and banjo, the range of instruments that Sedayne calls up to bring out the deep drama in many of these songs and the sometimes unearthly voice he weaves around the storytelling is simply original.
It makes no sense to me to compare anyone to anyone else. We listen and the music either does something for you or it doesn't. I suspect that people who enjoy the current crop of most popular singers and musicians will enjoy this just as much.
Buy the CD it is startling.
L in C#
And well done Nigel for spotting originality