THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND - Moving Pieces Of The Sea

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock, Worldmusic | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Birds Robe | Autor: AS

What happens when Californian star producer Steve Albini (PJ Harvey, The Auteurs, Bush, Nirvana) produces a crazy fiddle-four from Sidney? It's a record that's full of steam. The Crooked Fiddle Band, founded in 2006, now presents their reference work after two self-produced EPs and a longplayer. The virtuoso as well as furious troupe around Jess Randall (violin, nyckelharpa, vocals) offers with their seven new pieces just as medieval cheerfulness as fast-paced and dance-powerful anarchy, punk clamour as well as prog-tracked uptempo riffs and just as much live power as virtuosity and dreamlike melodies. The folk fan swings his dancing leg, the metal freak shakes his head to the brute rhythms, and the prog connoisseur does the same with the incredible rhythmic ingenuity of this troupe. In addition to the violin, busuki, mandolin and zither (Gordon Wallace) provide medieval flair. And Mark Stevens (bass) and Joe Gould (drums) provide irresistible drive and hypnotic.

Top Track: The Vanishing Shapes Of A Better World

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