Label: Two Gods - 9GodsCD • Format: CD Reissue, Remastered • Country: UK • Genre: Classical • Style: Neo-Classical
Given how the majority of '90s projects involving such reworkings were little more than money-making scams by hard-up orchestras with no input from the original artists thus such pointless releases as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra redoing the songs of Led Zeppelinit's refreshing to see the actual band in question doing the work this time around with a clear goal in mind.
While Bowes is the writer or co-writer of everything on the album, if anything Dematteis is the star here, performing just about everything in concert with singer Julia Waller. His arrangements are on the level of stripped-down quartets rather than full bombast, an extremely elegant and welcome touch where others might have tried for a full-on assault.
Bowes contributes some percussion and arranging, while otherwise overseeing the work in general. Those familiar with the originals -- taken from various periods of the band's previous existence -- will find the reworkings quite intriguing, to say the least, while those who are encountering the band for the first time will be likely to take the album at face value.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Feel The Backlash - Attrition - Etude. Brooding Eerie Gloomy Nocturnal. Track Listing. Tune up Feel the Backlash. Into the Waves. Wando - Flama De Samba Genius. Henry Purcell. Girl Called Harmony. Martin Bowes. Which Hand? Ashley Niblock. Fate Is Smiling. Improvised Attrition.
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