This was special! Really special actually. From the moment I (Cliff) got the end mix in, containing
Meidi makes Music
‘s first solo mini-CD Heartstrings, up to me and my girlfriend visiting the official release concert yesterday – a concert Meidi Goh gave together with
Hanna van Gorcum
Abe de Verteller
(the storyteller) – it was one special heartwarming experience.
I not only loved listening to Meidi’s beautiful music, but also loved talking with Meidi about the background of that music. ‘Just to put it into context’ became a key sentence the last two weeks. That way I learned about the difference between baroque and classical singing. I understand how Heartstrings was recorded. And heard the touching story behind the seven stringed bass viol Meidi plays.
Heartstrings is a mini CD that combines Meidi’s love for old classical music and english folk. The lyrics are poetic and have an Elisabethan feel to them. And the voices, well they are stunning, the stars on this mini CD.
Want to know more, then just follow the link and read all about Meidi’s first solo CD Heartstrings. I sincerely hope it will not be her last one.
Only a week has passed since
‘s last review, but he is at it again with his deep research, surprising but accurate comparisons and almost poetic descriptions of music. This time he has reviewed
‘s Vísa Nornir.
A musical love story from the start, Brisinga is a duo that has taken the Pagan Folk style and made it their own. Cliff uses the word minimalistic in this review several times, but it is clear that this is meant in a good way. One might see it as undressed, showing the naked beauty of the essence of the songs. Comparisons are drawn to OMNIA, but also to Sinéad O’Connor. The album was recorded by
Fieke . dearworld
studio and so with her talent overlaid on the talents of
(Fabi), this album is guaranteed to touch your soul!
When I first saw
my brain went to words like “party”, “folky fusion” and of course “oh wow!” But now Cliff has done a review of their latest album “Another Way To Fly” and he has added some of his own in-depth vocabulary to it, with words such as “kicks you in the butt”, “layer upon layer” and “well composed, full-on Irish folk tunes”.
The Sidh plays a style of music that is CeltCast in feel, though we can all agree that as a whole it takes us out of our comfort zone a bit 😉 Having always been a rocker and never an enthusiast of electronic music, this is even more so the case with Cliff, now writing a review about a CD he liked, but in a music style he knew nothing about. But Cliff being Cliff he dove in headfirst, doing some very deep historical research into the origins of Dub Step and the background of the Sidh’s musical styles. We can just imagine him sitting hunched over his computer looking up weird and wonderful classics, and judging from the review, slowly falling for a whole other musical style!
The research he did for this review is clearly visible throughout, the investment of time and effort has paid off, and the music has definately gotten to him. In what we can now describe as True Cliff Style this review will draw you in, it will open up a whole new side to the album and the band, and we’re certain you’ll enjoy reading it almost as much as you’ll enjoy dancing to the tunes of the Sidh!
Wait no more and go check out the whole review
Hi there! Just a little reminder that we’re still celebrating our birthday and you can still celebrate with us! On the 24th of October Alex and family went live and in this video a little give-away was announced. Check out the video
Now, this promotion will continue untill November 7th, so if you’ve not already entered, there is still time to try and win these beautiful albums! So head on over to the original video, tell us in the comments how you got to know about CeltCast and tag a friend that you think would enjoy our music as well, and maybe you’ll be the lucky winner!