Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Molehill Orkestrah's new CD & Live@5

Tune in for Live@5 on The Homestretch this Thursday, October 8th, for a Studio 2A performance from the Molehill Orkestrah.

Molehill Orkestrah have an excellent new release entitled Language of Bones. This local ensemble fuses the world sounds of Eastern Europe and the Middle East with rock, jazz and classical styles and influences. The new release even blends americana, blues and Afro-Cuban into the mix. Molehill Orkestrah's Tucson gypsy sound typically, as on songs Dromos, Vino Blanco, Sila and Cabin Bat, has tempos rising from gentle string intros to a danceable frenzy over the course of a song. Language of Bones has sweet and mellow moments in the songs Red River and Dance With A Stranger and others are uptempo right out of the gate such as Pojaca, Riding Through The Woods, La Cumparsita and the New Orleans drenched Wet Dog. Taboo, unlike it's name, is not to be missed and one song, Crossroads and Gravestones, steps outside the usual instrumental territory with bluesy vocals that fit right in with their Tucson gypsy sound. Interestingly, the vocals remind me of the band The Hammertoes who often played with Molehill Orkestrah during the bands earlier performances eight to ten years ago. In fact Molehill Orkestrah will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band with an All Souls Procession after party at Club Congress on November 9th. Molehill Orkestrah is a global stew brewed in our own backyard!

CD Release show Wednesday, October 8th, at Plush with Chris Black.


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