Bell Orchestre - Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light (Mega Blowout Sale)

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“Canadian instrumentalists the Bell Orchestre formed in 2005 around the talents of bassist/percussionist/keyboardist Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), violinist Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire), drummer Stefan Schneider (the Luyas), French horn player Pietro Amato (Torngat, the Luyas), trumpet player Kaveh Nabatian, and lap steel guitar player Mike Feuerstack (Snailhouse).
With influences that range from Lee "Scratch" Perry and Talk Talk to Arvo Pärt and the Penguin Café Orchestra, the Montreal-based outfit crafts aerial slabs of classically infused post-rock that flirt with technology, while remaining determinedly fluid and organic. The band's 2005 Rough Trade debut, Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light, was nominated for a JUNO award in the category of Best Instrumental Album.
Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light borrows enough Philip Glass repetition and John Cage minimalism to warrant its Orchestre title, but it's first and foremost a rock record. While it slows to a nearly forgettable pace about three quarters of the way in, standout tracks like "Lumieres, Pt. 1" and "Pt. 2," "Throw It on a Fire," and "Salvatore Amato" are soulful windows into the hearts of classical players who spent much of their time in school harboring dreams of decrepit rock clubs and buzzing amplifiers. They're young enough to veer off into any direction, but old enough keep their wits about them, resulting in a debut that sounds a lot like New York urbanites the Rachel's and the Clogs, but a little more dangerous.”-AllMusic
  • LabelRough Trade
  • UPC5050159825721
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