Country : United States Label : New Amsterdam Genres and styles : Year : 2012

Roomful of Teeth

· by François Vallières

This eponymous album from the American vocal octet contains several little jewels of creativity. Scattered among the other works in this recital are the four movements of Partita for 8 Voices by the American Caroline Shaw, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia (1968), Olivier Messiaen’s Cinq rechants (1948), European baroque song and Inuit throat-singing can be recognized in this work, one that’s nonetheless original, and moreover bewitching and fascinating. An album of undeniable technical and musical quality.

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