I love music. All kinds. My play list is, shall we say…. diverse. It includes all sorts of classical, a-capella, jazz, folk, world, and classic rock to name just a very, very small slice of the stuff I enjoy. My favorites are often odd combinations like Sagapool (funky klezmer/new age) or Salsa Celtica.
Several months ago I was approached by a musician named Ryan Avery, a talented young violinist who is half of the talented electronica duo named Chance’s End
. The other half of the duo, Emily Zisman, is a folk singer with the kind of lovely clear voice I can listen to for hours.
Anyway – through the wonders of the Web he had seen some of my work and the long and short of it is that my artwork is on the cover of their most recent album!
My favorite bits are often the pure and evocative violin introductions to pieces like “The Blue Because” or the ethereal vocal and string combination on “Intro to Superman.” I tend to loose interest in some of the more atmospheric electonica interludes but that’s me – not the music. I tend to listen very actively to music (as a musician myself) and just like I can’t piece a quilt block over and over I need a lot of variety in my music.
“The two members of electronica outfit Chance’s End, based in San Francisco, will be the first to admit that electronic music is the last thing you would expect to be heard from a folk singer and a classical violinist. Vocalist Emily Zisman’s folk-rooted melodies are awash in Americana, while Ryan Avery’s violin seeps into every crevice. But throwing both of them in a room together is like putting Ani DiFranco and Groove Armada into a washing machine set on spin cycle – you get some convoluted metaphor that results in good music”
You can buy a download of
Down the Doors
at CD Baby
And just for fun
I’m giving away a copy!
Leave a comment (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you) telling me what you listen to when you create. If you have any suggestions for more odd combo type groups tell me those too! On Friday the 20th I’ll pick a winner and ship out your very own copy.