Thursday, March 11, 2010

Modern Ensembles on Spotify: Acoustic Aphex Twin & Many More

Last night I was triumphantly humming the opening of the 3rd movement of Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto, then my wife said it made her feel sick. No not OMG-I-have-heard-that-tune-a-million-times sick, but literally sick. Well the next time when you are privileged to be in love with such a special personality, play him/her the playlist below instead of good old Rach. One of the rare moments that my wife appreciated the music I listened to was when I played Aphex Twin's 4, performed acoustically by Alarm Will Sound. I guess that little wicked violin tune is really sick, the man-that-trick-was-sick-yo sick.

Here's the list of contemporary classical ensembles on wikipeida, I chose one album per ensemble and made this Spotify playlist: Modern Ensembles (264 tracks, 21.9 hours)

Enjoy the music. If you want to suggest more ensembles or albums just leave a comment and I will add in, thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff. My favourite re-interpretation has to be the Eltham High School band (from Australia) and their version of Hearts A Mess by Gotye.

    Original track: spotify:track:68N9UtxjfjnB5CKN4jbguA

    Live version:

    Keep it up with the excellent blog!