|Roumain, Daniel Bernard / Woodbox: Beats & Balladry|
|Album:||Woodbox: Beats & Balladry||Collection:||Missing|
|Artist:||Roumain, Daniel Bernard||Added:||05/2010|
|Label:||Thirsty Ear Recordings|
Daniel Bernard Roumain - Woodbox: Beats & Balladry|
Danial Bernard Roumain (DBR) combines electronica, classical violin, and hip hop into a feast for the ears. There are a number of dissonant electronic sounds used on each track that mesh seamlessly with his signature violin and some hip hop beats. I hesistate to compare it to anything because it does an excellent job of relating to a number of different roots while forging its own path. LOOSELY related to a group like Spyro Gyra, but it is significantly more experimental. It offers a number of interesting flavors, but at its heart it is a neo-jazz album. It's melancholy, but the composition of the music gives the album a life that I've never heard before.
Favorite Tracks: 1 (Spaceships Over Haiti)***, 4 (Armstrong), 6 (Moonshine), 8 (JMDL)
***This track is incredible.