Album of the Week: Bach Plucked/Unplucked by Edouard Ferlet and Violaine Cochard

Bach: Plucked/Unplucked by Edouard Ferlet and Violaine Cochard, released December 2015

Bit of a late entry for last week :S

This caught my attention, having not heard the combination of piano and harpsichord playing together. I’ve enjoyed listening to this…it’s unusual and has a jazzy edge. Keeps drawing me back to listen again.

https://www.outhere-music.com/en/albums/plucked-unplucked-alpha-229

Album of the Week: The Cinematic Orchestra presents Motion #1

The Cinematic Orchestra presents Motion #1 by Various Artists, released June 2012

This is another album that I first came across a few weeks back. It is billed as a “soundtrack to an imaginary film” and it does indeed sound like a film soundtrack in places. (Not sure the first track comes into that category – but like the tracks it’s an enjoyable listening experience.)

https://ninjatune.net/release/the-cinematic-orchestra/the-cinematic-orchestra-presents-in-motion-1

Album of the Week: The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble by The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, released 2006.

I was a bit split this week on my choice, but this album won me over in the end. Although I loved the dark feel to the opening tracks, the album seems to tail off a little later on. No worries – a track like Pearls For Swine does it for me…

http://www.tkde.net/


 

Incidentally, the other album between which I was torn was this – Mammal Hands by Animalia. A far more chilled sound to The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.

https://mammalhands.bandcamp.com/

Album of the Week: Beautiful Mechanical

Beautiful Mechanical by yMusic, released Aug 2011.

Not a new release but something I’ve stumbled across in the last week or two, this was yMusic’s debut album. It’s got some really exquisite moments in what, to me, is wonderfully quirky chamber (?) music. It has also been great to hear the flute(s) in different tracks – and overall it’s an enjoyable package.

https://ymusicensemble.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-mechanical