Thursday, March 23, 2017

CD Review: 2Cellos Take You To The Movies With "Score" & Taarka New Release Is A "Fading Mystery"

What began as a fun YouTube video has grown into one of the most exciting duos to ever clash together classical and pop music. Croatian duo 2Cellos recently released their fourth studio album titled "Score." They re-imagine some of the most well-known themes from cinematic history. Although their new 14-song release begins with one of the most well-known television theme songs for "Game Of Thrones," the grand sound they put together matches up perfectly with the other songs on this new release. They continue with the gentle interlude of "May It Be" from "The Lord Of The Rings," before keeping with the lush, heartfelt delivery of "Love Story." The duo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser shed new light on some well-known classics like "Moon River" ("Breakfast At Tiffany's") and "My Heart Will Go On" ("Titanic"), while also spinning some magical sounds for the themes from "Rain Main" and "Schindler's List." Their new release finishes with the inspirational, uplifting tones of "Titles From Chariots Of Fire" and soul-searching melody of "Now We Are Free" from "Gladiator." 2Cellos are currently on a world tour which will hit the U.S. in July. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about their new album "Score," please visit 2cellos.com.

From Lyons, CO comes the latest release titled "Fading Mystery" from the old-fashion, Americana-style band Taarka. Their music has been described as Gypsy-Jazz, folk and even Celtic as this foursome produce some of the most meaningful music of the year. Their new ten-song release begins with "Carried Away" as the tempo is swift, while singer Enion Pelta-Tiller tells this darken tale through her wonderful delivery of the lyrics. The music takes on a lighter feel with "Polyamorous Polly" as David Tiller takes over the lead vocals on this love story. Their talents are heard on the amazing instrumental "What My Darl'n Says," before they try to capture the Americana mainstream sound of "I Could Really Use You Now." The album continues with the high-energy instrumentals "Retreat" and "Finn McCool Crosses The Rocky Mountains," before finishing with the gentle, folk melody of "Fading Mystery." Taarka have a handful of shows lined-up in April and May. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about their new album"Fading Mystery," please visit taarka.com.

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