Thursday, June 23, 2011

Album: The Mountaineering Club Orchestra - A Start On Such A Night Is Full Of Promise

Band: The Mountaineering Club Orchestra
Album: A Start On Such A Night Is Full Of Promise
Label: Self Released
Year: 2011

01. The Voyage
02. Cruising In The Ice
03. The East Coast Of Greenland
04. The Inland Ice: Part I - The Ascent
05. The Inland Ice: Part II - The Interior
06. The Inland Ice: Part III - The Descent
07. Christmas At Godthaab
08. The Voyage

The Mountaineering Club Orchestra (MCO) is the third year solo project by Tom Adams. Bringing together his interests in modern minimalist classical music, electronica and post rock, The Mountaineering Club Orchestra create a sound that is best described as widescreen.

Inspired by the music of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Clint Mansell, Arvo Pärt and Ólafur Arnalds as well as bands such as iLiKETRAiNS, Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Mountaineering Club Orchestra are neither classical music or art rock. Instead, they reside in the increasingly explored middle ground between these two genres, where electronically generated soundscapes and traditionally constructed canons are both considered invaluable tools for the composer.

The current The Mountaineering Club Orchestra project is a set of compositions and instrumental songs for strings, electronics, guitar, piano and percussion. Titled 'A Start On Such A Night is Full of Promise', the project is inspired by the first crossing of Greenland made by Fridtjof Nansen in 1888, and the account that he wrote of that expedition.

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Acce said...

Just bought it. It's good and relaxing!

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