Argue, Darcy James / Secret Society - Real Enemies

SKU 34-NWAM081
Composer, arranger and big-band leader Darcy James Argue seemed to have come from out of nowhere when he released his amazing first album in 2009, which was (rightly) greeted with tremendous praise for his far-sighted and modern use of the big band.
He works slowly and carefully and has developed his own take and sound on what a big band means in the 21st century. This, his third, is another astonishingly wonderful work from him. Highly recommended.

"Darcy James Argue is a Brooklyn-based bandleader and composer who leads his 18-piece big band Secret Society to victory in their third album, Real Enemies.
Real Enemies is a 13-chapter exploration of conspiracies and Americas fascination with them. The work was composed by Argue, and includes chapters based on the Red Scare, the Illuminati, Edward Snowden, as well as alien sightings. The score meticulously examines these theories in a dazzling way.
The title, Real Enemies, is based on Kathryn Olmsteds 2009 book Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11. This project relies heavily on 12-tone techniques, reminiscent of the work of Arnold Schoenberg, but with a much more contemporary disregard for Schoenberg's stringent rules.
Expertly woven into this provocative score are pieces of spoken text from American figures such as JFK, Frank Church, George H. W. Bush, and Dick Cheney. The concluding voice-over narration is provided by actor James Urbaniak."
  • LabelNew Amsterdam
  • UPC888295463553
Your Price $12.00

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