The String Quartet Tribute to Marilyn Manson

The String Quartet Tribute to Marilyn Manson

by Vitamin String Quartet


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The String Quartet Tribute to Marilyn Manson

Many of the Vitamin label's string tributes are successful because of the strong melodies inherent in the work of a particular artist. The String Quartet Tribute to Marilyn Manson functions on a much more primal level. After the melodramatic growl and more shocking visual elements of Manson's music are stripped away, what remains is a devotion to showmanship in an almost classical sense. Parlor entertainment, minstrel shows, vaudeville, Bela Lugosi -- these are the elements of Manson's act that these arrangements for violin, viola, cello, and bass bring to the surface. "The Beautiful People" -- perhaps the best representation of his sound -- is here transformed into a bitter, unsettling masterpiece. It's like watching a mirror shatter in slow motion. For its portion of the album, the unfortunately named Angry String Orchestra plays things relatively straight, but does add programming and samples to its pieces. While this isn't always successful, the employment of plodding, crunching footfalls during "The Dope Show"'s most urgent moments does recall the watery, gloomy black-and-white horror films of the 1920s and '30s that Manson so often channels. The technique helps make The String Quartet Tribute to Marilyn Manson suitable music for an entirely different kind of chamber.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2003
Label: Vitamin Records
UPC: 0027297847125
catalogNumber: 8471
Rank: 143566

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vitamin String Quartet   Primary Artist
Jim McMillen   Conductor
Tom Tally   Viola
Steve Velez   Cello
David Keen   Violin,Viola
Rushad Eggleston   Cello
Frederick Charlton   Bass
Claire Stancarone   Cello
Michael Goetz   Bass,Double Bass
Pamela Jacobson   Violin
Kaouru Ishibashi   Violin

Technical Credits

Doug Munro   Arranger,Producer
Marilyn Manson   Composer
Michael Manson   Composer
Jim McMillen   Arranger
Daisy Berkowitz   Composer
Madonna Wayne Gacy   Composer
Twiggy Ramirez   Composer
Eric Helmuth   Engineering
Karrie M. Miller   Graphic Design
Gidget Gein   Composer
Myke Smith   Engineer
Joel Spielman   Executive Producer
String Vindaloo   String Ensemble
Angry String Orchestra   String Ensemble
Da Capo Chamber Players   String Ensemble
Gacy   Composer
Kaouru Ishibashi   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Engineering

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