Born [UK Bonus Track]

Born [UK Bonus Track]

5.0 2
by Bond
     
 

Despite the conservatory training and classical pedigree of its members, Bond's debut album Born doesn't have much to do with classical music in actual fact. It may have string quartet instrumentation and the elegant style of classical music, but the similarities end there. Born is first and foremost a dance album, with electronic club beats pushing theSee more details below

Overview

Despite the conservatory training and classical pedigree of its members, Bond's debut album Born doesn't have much to do with classical music in actual fact. It may have string quartet instrumentation and the elegant style of classical music, but the similarities end there. Born is first and foremost a dance album, with electronic club beats pushing the musicians' alternately majestic and ethereal melodies into the realm of dancefloor dramatics. Worldbeat influences are an important component of Bond's sound, with bits of Middle Eastern, Celtic, and Southern/Eastern European folk musics popping up on various tracks. However, appropriated classical themes and a movie soundtrack feel (often courtesy of film composer Magnus Fiennes) predominate. Classical fans will either find this watered down or a great way to hook younger listeners (though that logic is somewhat debatable, since they wouldn't really be listening to classical music in all its complexity); it's probably best to take Born simply for what it aspires to be -- exotic and melodic dance music for a non-purist audience. [The UK release adds one bonus tracks: "Viva!"]

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Decca Import
UPC:
0028947004028
catalogNumber:
470040
Rank:
315654

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bond   Primary Artist,String Quartet
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dave "Clem" Clempson   Guitar,Electric Sitar
Brian Gascoigne   Conductor
Anita Kelsey   Vocals
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chucho Merchán   Percussion
Gareth Cousins   Synthesizer
Dinesh   Percussion
Joseph de Jesus   Trombone
Michael Drees   Percussion
Eos   Violin
Ramón García Ruiz   Guitar
Julian Kershaw   Conductor
Gay-Yee Westerhoff   Cello,Double Bass
Haylie Ecker   Violin
Tania Davis   Viola

Technical Credits

Mike Batt   Arranger,Producer
Conor Brady   Art Direction
Brian Gascoigne   Director
Peter Mew   Mastering
Gareth Cousins   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Magnus Fiennes   Composer,Producer
Julian Kershaw   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Gay-Yee Westerhoff   Composer
Ric Featherstone   Engineer
Tonci Huljic   Composer
Eos   Composer
Anonymous   Composer
Hayley Ecker   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >