Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CD Review: Asgeir & Mo Add A Little Spice to "Danza de Andalucia"

Classical guitarist/composer Asgeir Aaroen teamed up with fellow violinist Bjarte Mo to release their first album together entitled “Danza de Andalucia.” This is Asgeiar’s first recorded album as he incorporates his passion for flamenco guitar with the classical sounds of Bjarte Mo’s violin. Also on the album are special guests Saska Cvijanovic, Gabriel Chicaiza, and Magnus Rod Haugland.

The album begins with the fiery flash of Asgeir’s flamenco skills on “Summer Flirt,” as the Latin dance beat becomes the perfect background for flamenco dancing. Bjarte Mo leads the way with his violin which gives the song its extra flair. They slow the tempo down on “Your Hand In Mine” as it takes on a more relaxed, classical sound. Asgeir is able to stretch out his fingers on the finger-picking of “Night In Netanya,” as his talents do not overpower the song, but gives is a little extra spice. Both musicians take their solos in the eight-minute “Andelucian Dance” which also features the flamenco footwork of Noelia Sabarea. While the song “Tango” becomes your turn to dance, they slow the tempo down for the heartfelt instrumentation of “Memories Of Enerhaug.” The album closes with “Summer Song,” which is the only song on the album to feature vocals supplied wonderfully by Aina Schold.

The album “Danza de Andalucia” is available now through iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

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