Luminescent Orchestrii Discography of CDs
||Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orchestrii CD (2010) |
Luminescent Orchestrii CD discography At first thought, an EP from the combined bands of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Luminescent Orchestrii seems somewhat implausible. The Chocolate Drops specialize in preserving the black Appalachian string band tradition they learned from mentor Joe Thompson, while the Orchestrii toss Gypsy music, Middle Eastern harmonies, hip-hop beats, and punk energy into a stylistic blender, and while they sound traditional at times, they aren't. No, these two bands would seem to be working opposite ends of the field, but the good news is that it all comes together wonderfully on this intriguing release. The two groups, who had long admired each other's music, met and informally played together in Memphis at the Alliance Folk Festival, and were soon recording together in New York, tackling versions of "Knockin'" (which originally appeared on the Lumii's Too Hot to Sleep release), Blu Cantrell's "Hit `Em Up Style" (from the Drops' Genuine Negro Jig album), Sam Morgan's jazz piece "Short Dress Gal," and the rhythmic Lumii song "Escoutas (Diga Diga Diga)," all with human beatbox Adam Matta. The result is hardly some Frankenstein creation, but instead a fluid, energetic, and yes, even traditional-sounding set of gems that proves one can pull two different directions together into one without losing the strengths and passion of either. ~ Steve Leggett
Audio Mixer: Joseph DeJarnette.
Liner Note Author: Sxip Shirey.
Recording information: Spot Recording Studio, Winston-Salem, NC; Studio 808A, Brooklyn, NY.
||Neptune's Daughter CD (2009) |
Luminescent Orchestrii CD discography Brooklyn's Luminescent Orchestrii is: Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, salty tangos, hard-rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beats and Appalachian fiddle, all eaten and spit out by two violins, resophonic guitar, & bullhorn harmonica.
Audio Remasterer: Nathan James .
Recording information: 808A Bergen St; The Hook, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
Personnel: Sxip Shirey (vocals, guitar, mandolin, melodica); Rima Fand (vocals, violin, viola); Sarah Alden (vocals, violin); Benjy Fox Rosen (vocals, bass guitar); Greg Squared (clarinet); Mathias Kunzli (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Joseph DeJarnette; Peter Fand.
||Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestrii Vinyl LP (2010) |
Luminescent Orchestrii albums At first thought, an EP from the combined bands of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Luminescent Orchestrii seems somewhat implausible. The Chocolate Drops specialize in preserving the black Appalachian string band tradition they learned from mentor Joe Thompson, while the Orchestrii toss Gypsy music, Middle Eastern harmonies, hip-hop beats, and punk energy into a stylistic blender, and while they sound traditional at times, they aren't. No, these ...
||Too Hot To Sleep CD (2007) |
Luminescent Orchestrii albums LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII IS: Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, saltytangos, hard-rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beatsand Appalachian fiddle, all eaten and spit out by two violins,resophonic guitar, bullhorn harmonica and bass.
The members of the Orchestrii come from different scenes in New YorkCity, yet come together through their love of Balkan and Gypsy music.
Sxip Shirey is an international circus composer, Sarah Alden is anold-time fiddle player, Rima Fand is an experimental theater composer,and Benjy Fox-Rosen is a free-jazz bassist. It is not uncommon to findSxip playing tampon applicators with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus,Rima composing music for a Lorca puppet show, Benjy schlepping hisbass to a jazz gig, or Sarah fiddling away at some all-night old-timesession.
Since 2002, when the band was formed, the Luminescent Orchestrii hastoured the East Coast, England, Scotland, and Germany, and ...
Luminescent Orchestrii Songs
Popular or famous Luminescent Orchestrii music songs: Knockin', Too Hot To Sleep, What the Water Said, Tea, La Tarde, La, Warsaw, Dreaming in Turkish, Short Dress Gal. More music songs She's a Brick, Mahala, How to Play Romanian, Jarba, Hit 'Em Up Style Oops!, Neptune's Daughter, Freilach/Rabbi In Palestine. More music songs Tango du Reve, Nasty Tasty, Moldavian, Pecto-Rubulii, Scare. See All Songs
Luminescent Orchestrii music CDs Key Personnel
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Carolina Chocolate Drops||Joe Thompson, Chieftains|
|Luminescent Orchestrii||Carolina Chocolate Drops|
|Mathias Kunzli||Rashanim, John Zorn, Jon Diaz, Marika Hughes, Jacob do Bandolim, Jon Madof, Mecca Bodega, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg|
|Sxip Shirey||Beat Circus, My Brightest Diamond|
|Benjy Fox Rosen|
|Sarah Alden||Astrograss, Reverend Freakchild|
Luminescent Orchestrii discography Worked With
Carolina Chocolate Drops
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