Monday, February 21, 2011

Review -- ECLECTRIP -- ... A Musical Journey


I love it when CDs come across my desk which offers more than I expected. Such is the case with Eclectrip’s offering … A Musical Journey.
From the cover it was rather obvious this was fiddle music, and since it comes out of Alberta I expected some rather traditional sounds. While old-time fiddle music can be just fine, Eclectrip uses that style only as one ingredient in a rich blending of what becomes fiddle-based fusion.
The band’s website explains “EclecTrip is an explosion of sound and energy that explores the essence of a variety of styles including roots, world beat, jazz, folk, Celtic rock, and more!”
The key is how they do it so well.
From the opening French-Canadian Medley, through the beautiful vocals of Allison Granger on Is This Love to the cut Dance From Maramaros, this disk just works the way it blends the traditions of several fiddle cultures with modern music sensibilities.
This one is a definite treat folks.
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-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Aug 25, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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