Recorded and mixed by Iain Hutchison (Julie Fowlis, Transatlantic Sessions) at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom studio, featuring a quartet from the celebrated Scottish Ensemble, ‘Music For String Quartet, Piano & Celeste’ is songwriter/composer Francis Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub)’s composition of minimalist contemporary music influenced by his work in film and TV soundtracks.
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- Music For String Quartet, Piano and Celeste by Francis Macdonald
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My ears. My poor, poor ears. They've had Lightning Bolt vomiting in them for at least an hour today and yesterday someone presumably who doesn't have ears played Eddy Henderson at them. I shudder. So I need a lovely ear soothe and the man to do it is Teenage Fanclub drummer Francis Macdonald. He plays neo-classical stuff now and you can imagine from looking at the title what sort of stuff this is. You'll like it if you are a fan of the piano. It's built around haunting motif's around which a string quartet paints pretty pictures. Opener 'Playful' is as much of a delight as a spring lamb, a wonderfully sweet melody circles around for awhile then goes. It's that kind of album. The pieces are beautifully melodic but unlike many neo-classical albums I'm not finding it overly sugary.
There's no jarring moments, this is play safe music that is just crying out to be used as incidental music on a Sunday night drama. There's nothing wrong with that though - there's already far too much harsnhess in the world.
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