Saturday, November 03, 2012
"Exotic Strings" (Vinyl)
In a former existence, I was a member of a strolling string ensemble that walked around serenading high-ranking political and military personnel, romancing them during their occasional high-falootin' nights out.
It was the behavior of a relic of a bygone age.
Percy Faith's age, actually. In the 50's and 60's strolling string ensembles were all the rage. I don't know why, but they were.
The arrangements here are all luscious and warm; Percy Faith's name is well known and remembered for his "pop" orchestral arrangements. If it weren't for my history with this sub-genre of music I might be able to enjoy its kitschy charm. As it is, my skin is crawling.
Posted by T. at 3:03 PM