Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music

Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music

     
 

Like so many noble roots bands to come before them, Counting Crows work to temper their literary ambitions with porch-jam spontaneity, searching for that sweet spot between bardish authenticity and bar-band electricity. Their third album offers a mix of sentimentality and smart musical craft, all employed in the service of Adam Duritz's post-See more details below

Overview

Like so many noble roots bands to come before them, Counting Crows work to temper their literary ambitions with porch-jam spontaneity, searching for that sweet spot between bardish authenticity and bar-band electricity. Their third album offers a mix of sentimentality and smart musical craft, all employed in the service of Adam Duritz's post-Van Morrison, white-soul intensity. Old fans might be a bit alienated by the electronic bleeps and blurps at the front of the album, but when "Hanginaround" and "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" settle in with their soul-piano grooves and '70s rock moves, they're sure to feel happily at home. Throughout the album, Duritz's intimate, alienated-romantic sentiments are leavened by supple keyboard lines and the band's cheerful jangle, and as the album flows from spirited rockers like the R.E.M.-ish "Four Days" to gentle reveries like "All My Friends," it's easy to get swept up in its emotional tide. THIS DESERT LIFE might be a bit too contemplative to spawn an arena hit the size of "Mr. Jones," but its ability to make familiar sentiments seem new, even moving, is admirable indeed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1994
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590000649
catalogNumber:
64
Rank:
319179

Tracks

  1. Chamber Music I, Op 38  - Aulis Sallinen  -  Stockholm Chamber Ensemble  - Jan-Olav Wedin
  2. Chamber Music II, Op 41, for alto flute and string orchestra  - Aulis Sallinen  - Gunilla von Bahr  - Okko Kamu  -  Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
  3. Quattro Per Quattro for flute, violin, cello & harpsichord, Op 12  - Aulis Sallinen  - Ari Angervo  - Gunilla von Bahr  - Gunilla von Bahr  - Veikko Hoyla  - Eva Nordwall
  4. Chaconne for organ  - Aulis Sallinen  - Folke Forsman
  5. Winter was Hard, for chorus & orchestra, Op 20  - Aulis Sallinen  - B. Carpelan  -  Tapiola Children's Choir  - Erkki Pohjola
  6. Sakura  - Aulis Sallinen  -  Tapiola Children's Choir  - Erkki Pohjola
  7. Dream Songs (4)  - Aulis Sallinen  - Ralf Gothóni  - Taru Valjakka
  8. Simple Simme and Homeless Hamme, for baritone voice & piano  - Aulis Sallinen  - Ralf Gothóni  - Jorma Hynninen

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