Alice Sara Ott's 2008 recording of Franz Liszt's 12 Transcendental Etudes may be the right prescription for jaded listeners who are sure they've heard all they need of this composer. To the extent that any pianist can make Liszt's music sound fresh, innovative, and interesting again, after years of mistreatment at the hands of sentimentalists and show-offs, Ott succeeds brilliantly on all three points.
With more than a decade of collaborative work in the studio, Damir Ludvig and Goran "Stelar" Stetic have acquired a broad musical repertoire forging ahead through a variety of successful musical projects. Ludvig & Stelar seem to explore the wide-open range of both electronic and acoustic instrumentation available for creating first-class easy listening music. Without being burdened by a single hackneyed sound, the music gives a gentle excursion through their dreams, combining soft undertones with a variety of live elements. Vocals, Percussive, brass and string instruments on the album are played by 11 guest musicians including Bing Crosby’s son Harry.
Looking Glass" is a single/EP by Canadian electronic rock band The Birthday Massacre. Unlike their previous single, Red Stars, the Looking Glass EP .It is the second single released for their second full-length album Walking With Strangers. As well as including the title track, the EP includes remixes of "Red Stars", "Weekend", and "Falling Down" from the album Walking with Strangers. There are also 2 new songs: "I Think We're Alone Now", originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells but popularized by Tiffany in the late 1980s, and "Shiver". In addition, the EP includes the ambient track "Nowhere" which is a re-recording of "The Night Loop".