Alias Eye’s latest studio album, ‘In-Between’, is a return to the melody-driven arrangements of their debut, ‘Field of Names’, while retaining the heaviness of the band’s third effort, ‘In Focus’. 'In-Between' highlights Alias Eye's approach to songwriting: strong vocal hooklines are paired with lavish choir arrangements and meticulously arranged instrumental passages. From the oriental flair of the opening track, ‘Arabesque’, to the mellow, bitter-sweet lament of the ballad ‘Stars Shall Fall’ and the heavy guitar riffs of ‘Indentured Pride’, ‘In Between’ is a truly progressive journey through a variety of different styles and genres.
Toribio Torres, alias "Gardelito" (Alberto Argibay) is a petty thief in a world of poverty, who dreams of emulating his greatest idol, tango singer Carlos Gardel. Torn between two worlds, the world of commercial music and crime, "Gardelito" end up going to the disaster.
Alias is the debut album from the Canadian rock band Alias, released in 1990 by Capitol Records. The single "More Than Words Can Say" reached #1 in Canada and #2 in the United States. A second single, "Waiting for Love", was released in early 1991 and peaked at #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Never Say Never, released in 2009, is the second album from the 1990s hard rock band Alias. In early January 2009, Alias announced the release of their long awaited second album. This album, appropriately titled “Never Say Never”, sat unreleased for nearly 18 years. It was recorded in 1992 and was planned to follow the self-titled debut album Alias. However, due to the rapidly evolving music scene of that time where the grunge movement was growing in popularity and metal was fading, it was never released. A few of the songs from this album were re-recorded and appeared on lead vocalist Freddy Curci’s solo album Dreamer’s Road, but many tracks remained unreleased.
This collection of works for unaccompanied voices is bookended by works by singer Cathy Berberian and composer Luciano Berio, who were once married to each other. John Cage's Story is a movement of his percussion quartet Living Room Music, while Young Turtle Asymmetries is by Cage's pupil Jackson Mac Low and Roger Marsh's Not a Soul But Ourselves is set to a text by James Joyce. Usually done solo, Berberian's Stripsody, with its score consisting solely of cartoons, is sung here by a trio and must be heard to be believed.
Happy birthday, Franz Liszt! The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn under its conductor Stefan Blunier and the pianist Claudius Tanski present orchestral works and piano music by this Austro-Hungarian great, including the overture to Goethe’s Torquato Tasso and the Totentanz of 1849, on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. A finely nuanced extra comes in the form of an orchestration of La lugubre gondola by John Adams.
…I already indicated the excellent qualities of the soloists especially Franziska Hirzel and Birgit Remmert who sing with that important ethereal intensity. Kofman conducts with the ideal tonic and lets the music move along quite magically. The SACD sound comes out trumps on my Sony SACD-11 player and I really have nothing but an unqualified recommendation for this beautiful set.