Thursday, August 21, 2008

#7 - Interlochen Arts Academy, Old recordings and such

In this podcast I talk about visiting Interlochen Center for the Arts last weekend, attending Interlochen in the 90s and play an old recording of a song called Angel Here, a solo performed in a choir concert and perform the song Center written during that time. Music Recommendation this week is Sarah McLachlan's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Legacy Edition.

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Legacy Edition) is a three disc re-release of McLachlan's 1993 album of the same title; her 1995 live recording, Freedom Sessions; and a DVD of a live show filmed in 1994.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

#6 - Whirlwind Medusa, Classical recordings and more

In this episode of the Casey Stratton Podcast I discuss recording Whirlwind Medusa and also talk about recording classical pieces. Within the scope of discussing Whirlwind I also talk in length about my publishing contract with Rondor Music International. I finish up with a live performance of The Path. Music recommendation for this week is Jonatha Brooke's 10 Cent Wings.

...her followup solo effort, 10 Cent Wings, is filled with the sort of sly phrases and lush pop arrangements that made the Story so enjoyable. At times Brooke stretches her literary conceits too far, but her keyboardist/producer/arranger/husband Alain Mallet always wraps her appealing melodies in quirky, thickened chamber-pop arrangements. On the best songs--most notably "Glass Half Empty" and "Last Innocent Year"--Brooke has recovered the momentum of a most promising career. --Geoffrey Hime

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