Sizzling hi-hats, gorgeously frantic flute flumes and euphonious brass layers round off the grandiloquence. Alas, Miss Bardon moans along to the incisive sound of a whiplash, but no can do. The mood is gleeful and funky, much more akin to a slower Boogie Woogie than a Blues. Watch out for the galactic organ solo near the end!
Naturally, there must be a steel guitar on board, and its semi-cosmic physiognomy works wonders in tandem with the rainbow backdrop. A tad too cheesy and melodramatic, Love On The Beach at least opens the endemic circumstances yet another time. Side B takes over the intrinsic qualities of side A with all the good and bad things that come with it.
The following Love Theme , however, is undoubtedly the very best elysian anthem of the whole LP! Gigantic mauve-tinted string washes become enmeshed with a superstructure of wraithlike mixed choirs and harp cascades. It is one of the fluffiest, fuzziest cottony anthems ever. The Strings The daddy of 'em all. Recording engineer and entrepeneur Dick L. Miller figured out that he could capitalize on the popularity of strings-laden "mood music" albums while at the same time avoiding the expense of a big name conductor like Mantovani or George Melachrino by hiring cheap European orchestras to play as "The Strings.
Although the majority are standard easy-listening fare, there are a few Strings albums that experiment with instrumentation, arrangements, and even technology. With the exception of "Astro Sounds," though, few albums are worth any more than that.
The Strings started on Miller's Somerset label in All three men wrote original numbers for various Strings albums, as well as for many of Somerset's "clone" groups. In most cases, their arrangements were shipped to Europe and recorded by some symphony orchestra ready to work for peanuts compared to union scales in L.
Alshire followed much the same philosophy as Somerset: if you see a trend, follow it! As time went on, Alshire ventured beyond their house stable of arrangers and brought in such names as Les Baxter , Don Costa , and Nelson Riddle to arrange and conduct. Not that that made a big difference in the end, though--most of these are just as forgettable as any of the other one thousand and one Strings albums.
Not every object is of value to the Easy Listening and Exotica aficionado. And now it comes down to this: Gypsy Campfires belongs to neither category! Released in on David L. Being inspired by Romani folk tunes and the mysterious aura that surrounds the so-called gypsy movements, the album promises freedom, independence… and partial authenticity. The six tracks are all based on traditional music or comparably old and thus truly classic material.
Strings you can expect alright, but there are also flutes, accordions and tramontane guitars embroidered in the soundscape. Mixed vocals, mostly of enchantresses, are sewn into the sceneries and reappear time and again.
Ranging from Tarantella metrics over — admittedly gorgeously texturized — accordion segues to mixed choir-fueled eruptions of rufescent elation, Dark Eyes is pompously over the top and polyfaceted, multiplexing cavalcades of sound, sustain and silence showcasing various surfaces.
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