Born in England, the son of a jazz guitarist, Keith Salmon later moved to live and work in the Highlands of Scotland. Here, surrounded by the natural beauty and influenced by his own spiritual awakening, his music developed from its up-tempo origins to the gentleness of its present form…
This Irish female vocal quartet sings beautifully, but its aggressively eclectic repertoire sometimes works against it. The best and worst of the group's approach are both in evidence on this album, which features traditional material like "Aililiu Na Gamhna" and "She Moved Through the Fair," alongside covers of songs by Neil Young ("Love Is a Rose"), Julia Fordham (the title track), and Sting ("Fragile"). It's the folkier material that comes off the best – on "Aililiu Na Gamhna" and "Tha Mullad" the backing harmonies add richness and complexity to the traditional tune, and the group's arrangement of "She Moved Through the Fair" is spare and lovely.
Fresh of the hottest release in over a decade, 2016's "Rulebreaker, Primal Fear are back to chronicle that corresponding tour with a brand new live recording. Playing for a home country crowd, the band hammers through almost 20 years of their most neckbreaking material. A DVD/Blu Ray will also be released featuring bonus music videos from the band's last few singles.
World traveler, nomad, mystic and violist, Eyvind Kang has created several of the most wildly creative CDs on Tzadik. Here he turns his hand to ten tunes from Zorn’s remarkable Book of Angels. Featuring spectacular orchestral arrangements and brilliant studio techniques, Eyvind has put together a CD unlike anything on the Angels series, highlighting the spiritual side of the Angels project, the singular lyricism of Zorn’s compositions and his own richly inventive musical imagination. One of the most personal and gorgeous installments in the Masada series, Alastor is a modern orchestral reading of the mystical charts from the Book of Angels.