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A Strange Gathering

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Tina Root of Switchblade Symphony fame is not a jazz singer, but if Strange Gathering is any indication, the goth-influenced alternative pop
ock/darkwave vocalist clearly understands the interpretation concept that jazz artists hold so dear. Any serious jazz singer will tell you that if someone is going to record a famous, well-known song, the artist needs to put his/her own spin on the song instead of trying to offer a carbon copy of the original version; thankfully, there are no carbon copies on this 53-minute CD, which is an album of covers and is Root's first solo project. Although she bills herself as Tre Lux, Strange Gathering is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Tina Root of Switchblade Symphony fame is not a jazz singer, but if Strange Gathering is any indication, the goth-influenced alternative pop
ock/darkwave vocalist clearly understands the interpretation concept that jazz artists hold so dear. Any serious jazz singer will tell you that if someone is going to record a famous, well-known song, the artist needs to put his/her own spin on the song instead of trying to offer a carbon copy of the original version; thankfully, there are no carbon copies on this 53-minute CD, which is an album of covers and is Root's first solo project. Although she bills herself as Tre Lux, Strange Gathering is most definitely her solo baby -- and she sees to it that every song she rearranges reflects her alternative pop
ock/darkwave personality. Root picked an interesting variety of songs, which range from Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur" and Ministry's "Every Day Is Halloween" to Radiohead's "Karma Police." But whatever song she embraces -- whether a its origin is industrial, Brit-pop, new wave, adult contemporary or Top 40 -- Strange Gathering is always relevant to the darkwave aesthetic. Root's darkwave credentials are as strong on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" as they are on Coldplay's "Yellow," the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" and Norah Jones' "Come Away with Me." Very rarely does one hear Norah Jones' name and the word darkwave used in the same sentence, but when one describes the unlikely but successful makeover that Root gives "Come Away with Me," the term darkwave becomes unavoidable. Root's interpretive abilities are never in question on this enjoyable and consistently intriguing solo effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157166224
  • Catalog Number: 1662
  • Sales rank: 324,059

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tre Lux Primary Artist
Joe Travers Drums
Tina Root Vocals, Group Member
Kurt Harland Vocals
Rick Musallam Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Rich Balmer Keyboards
Simone Sello Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Gregory Butler Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Ryan Kirk Guitar
Kevin Danczak Guitar
Technical Credits
Duran Duran Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Tina Root Producer
G.W. Childs Programming
Rich Balmer Programming, Producer, Engineer
Gregory Butler Programming, Producer, Engineer
Anthony Focx Mastering
Chris Young Programming
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