Two new CDs I can’t stop playing…
Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss & Union Station
CD 781.642 KRA
AK&US hit it out of the park with their first release since a few years back. Lots to love here. “Dimming of the Day,” “Bonita and Bill Butler,” “Dust Bowl Children,” and, of course, the title track, “Paper Airplane.” You’ll hear the AK&US signature sound of banjo, fiddle, mandolin and of course Ms. Krauss’s plaintive vocals. This CD has been getting deserved stellar reviews so I anticipate a waiting list for it. Put a copy on hold if you have to – it will be worth the wait.
scala & kolacny brothers
CD 782.42 SCA
This is hard to categorize. Scala is an all female choir of about 40 women. The brothers Kolacny are classically trained Belgian musicians. (It feels odd to write anything but ‘waffles’ after ‘Belgian’.) They reworked the Radiohead song “Creep” which someone in Hollywood heard; the song got featured in the movie, The Social Network; now these musicians are getting a lot of attention on this side of the Atlantic. Lucky for them and us! Their harmonies and interpretations are really beautiful. Here’s their website.
Watch this pared down version of an original work by Scala & Kolacny Brothers.