Evon – “Bees Are Coming, The” – [Aphonia Recordings]
lombard 11/30/2010 A Library, CD
Released in September, 2010, this album by Evon, “The Bees are Coming,” features a number of SF Bay Area artists and is led by composer and artist Agnes Szelag. Agnes composed, performed, recorded and produced this and shows her chops on a dizzying number of instruments (cello, bass, guzheng, harp, guitar, harpsichord, vibraphone, singing bowls, glockenspiel, piano, electronics, etc etc!).
The overall effect is at times heavy, with the album starting up with deep bass sounds that lumber into a monster-movie soundtrack and then twist into beauty with pretty Eastern-flavored plucking, along with warm percussion, marimba, vibraphone and woodblock. Agnes’ vocals then come in, providing a slightly jazzy accent. It can also be atmospheric, with prominent strings and vocals that are at times fuzzy accents, floating and dancing with the music. It’s kind of like chamber pop meeting some jazz performers at the symphony for the screening of a film noir, with the loveliest sounds resulting from that marriage.
you heard it 20 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 1411 days ago, Pete Dixon played The Shortest Hour
- 4484 days ago, Victoria West played Oakland
- 4509 days ago, Olmec played The Shortest Hour
- 4514 days ago, Curtis Kimby played Comic Book Cells
- 4514 days ago, George Spelvin played Bees Knees
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