Far from Enoughby Viktor Krauss
If you didn’t know it, it might never occur to you that this album is the work of bassist Viktor Krauss. Instead, our attention is trained on the two featured players: guitarist Bill Frisell and slide guitarist Jerry Douglas. In fact, Far from Enough sounds as if it could be another Frisell opus; his influence and airy aesthetic pervade the proceedings. Yet none of this detracts from the strengths of this mainly instrumental album. Krauss, a noted session man who also holds down the bottom line in the bands of Lyle Lovett and, occasionally, Frisell, knows how to conjure up a mood and sustain it throughout the course of the album. The spotlight may steadily shine on Frisell and Douglas, but sonic atmosphere rather than guitar pyrotechnics is the call of the day. Haunting melodies abound, and diverse musical feels from hard rock to country interweave. Krauss’s sister Allison also pitches in on vocals for a faithful rendition of Robert Plant’s “Big Log,” which, in this gripping version, deserves to be a hit all over again. Far from Enough is the kind of album that sneaks up on you, then holds on tight.
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Performance CreditsViktor Krauss Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Bass Drums,Electric Piano,Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar,Weissenborn
Alison Krauss Viola,Vocals
Bill Frisell Acoustic Guitar
Steve Jordan Conga,Drums
Technical CreditsRobert Plant Composer
Jezz Woodroffe Composer
Robbie Blunt Composer
Bill Frisell Composer
Viktor Krauss Composer
Lee Townsend Producer
Jason Lehning Engineer
Gregg Schaufeld Editorial Coordinator
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I don't know what this musician with such a lustrous muscial lineage was thinking, but his album is awful. It drones from one monotonic track to another. To boot, the sound quality is equally bad. I think he should stay on as backup because as lead, he doesn't cut it.
I get more addicted to this CD after each listen. There are so many things going on between Viktor Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Bill Frisell, you can't possibly take it all in one sitting. Plus the compositions are great. Alison Krauss' performance on the Robert Plant cover of "Big Log" is great. It's very hard to describe this cd, because it is a blend of so many styles and genres. With this lineup of musicians, you can't go wrong. All I can say is... get this cd, and give it several listens. You will not be disappointed.
A great solo effort cd from this talented musician, so if you dont recognize Viktor as an excellent bassist/guitarist from other work with Lyle Lovett, then you will certainly not miss his support from Jerry Douglass, Bill Frizell, Steve Jordan, and sister Alison Krauss. Largely instrumental, this cd has a beautiful mix of acoustic/electric melodies that you will find extremely captivating. He is a true musician writing very tastful melodies. With no disrespect intended, he does not need the reputation of Alison or others for that matter to support him. But it certainly shows what they think of him to appear on his debut. The mix of musicianship is superb. I am sure you will see this album rise to the call of a fine blend of acoustic/electric rock/jazz and of what true musicans produce and record. A beautiful work of art. Thanks