Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Polyphonic Spree: Holidaydream

"Harps twinkle, strings quiver, horns swell, chimes peal and ghostly voices waft in and out as the Polyphonic Spree turns familiar Christmas songs into a suite of eerie orchestral ruminations, a meditation on the season. The words arrive almost diffidently in Tim DeLaughter’s quavery high tenor. Often, he jettisons the usual melody or harmonies for different ones (like 'Silent Night' as a minor-key instrumental), though he doesn’t mess with John Lennon’s 'Happy Christmas (War Is Over).' It’s Christmas in an introspective daze" (Jon Pareles, "New Music Releases of the Season," New York Times, 11/19/12).

View catalog record here!


Post a Comment

<< Home