American composer David Del Tredici, often referred to as the father of Neo-Romanticism, writes music that is full of sentiment and humor. A masterful orchestrator and a wizard at setting music to text, he composes with a clarity of ideas, both musical and social. His music is at times subtle and refined, at others blatantly over-the-top.
Just when I thought I’d finally turned the corner in my post-foot-surgery convalescence, I developed a staphylococcus aureus infection. You might know this as a “staph” infection.
Unlike in the 1950s, when the mere chance to be in a musicians presence was enough to draw a crowd, I go to live shows for inspiration in exchange for my eardrums and spectatordomsomething more than just hearing a bands album played louder.
While the media are busy hyping the latest addition to the freak folk movement, P. G. Six continues to churn out carefully wacky quasi-folk-infused musical experimentations that are not so easily classified. Slightly Sorry is the one-man bands fourth studio album and the first to be released on Drag City.
The voices of the children float through the music, the way light moves through a dense copse of trees at midday. The singer, John Lee Ziegler, is working through his repertoire, accompanied during a few tunes by Rufus Jones on spoons.