Inclusions

Inclusions

by Ben Sollee
     
 

While singer/songwriter/cellist Ben Sollee's second solo album, Inclusions, can't exactly be called "classical crossover," it does occupy a musical space in between classical and pop music in the sense that the classically trained Sollee retains an arty sensibility that he brings to the folk/country sound he adopts. Or maybe it's just that building popSee more details below

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While singer/songwriter/cellist Ben Sollee's second solo album, Inclusions, can't exactly be called "classical crossover," it does occupy a musical space in between classical and pop music in the sense that the classically trained Sollee retains an arty sensibility that he brings to the folk/country sound he adopts. Or maybe it's just that building pop arrangements off a cello necessarily leads to somewhat classical effects. Sollee sings impressionistic lyrics in a somewhat disembodied tenor, and when that singing is supported by arrangements featuring, for instance, a deliberately atonal horn chart ("Bible Belt"), the result is art song, if not the sort of music likely to turn up in a recital hall. The leader also contributes autoharp, bass, guitar, mandolin, piano, synthesizer, and, on "Cluttered Mind," among others, tenor banjo. Inclusions is not an album for any typical audience, though those with more esoteric and adventurous tastes may embrace it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
Label:
Thirty Tigers
UPC:
0616892151265
catalogNumber:
9215126
Rank:
175933

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Sollee   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Piano,Autoharp,Cello,Vocals,Tenor Banjo
Harry Pickens   Piano
Kevin Ratterman   Percussion
Duane Lundy   Bass,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Justin Craig   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Cheyenne Mize   Piano,Violin,Vocals
Emily Hagihara   Percussion,Timpani
Jordon Ellis   Percussion
Scott Wilmoth   Bass

Technical Credits

Jacob Duncan   Wind Arrangements
Kevin Ratterman   Engineer
Ben Sollee   Composer,Lyricist
Duane Lundy   Producer,Engineer
Cheyenne Mize   Composer,Lyricist
Carly Schnurr   Layout
Gary Lurssen   Mastering
Phillip March Jones   Artwork
Morgan O'Kane   Composer,Lyricist

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