Label: New West Records - none • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Classical •
Ben Folds is no stranger to collaboration. Also no stranger to the classical realm, Folds was a percussion performance major during Movement 2 - Ben Folds - So There time at university, has performed his piano rock songs with various orchestras, and premiered his first piano concerto with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in So There finds the musician partnering with the experimental Brooklyn chamber ensemble yMusic on eight new tunes referred to as "8 chamber rock songs" on the record's packaging.
It turns out that yMusic 's participation augments song textures without replacing anything uniquely Folds. His tremendously agile, rhythmic piano playing, also-agile melodies, and occasionally double-tracked, distinctive vocals are all still front and center. The album opens strongly with two memorable and thoughtful pop songs, "Capable of Anything," whose title refers to anything good and anything bad, and the seemingly tender "Not a Movement 2 - Ben Folds - So There . The nerdiest and goofiest piece Movement 2 - Ben Folds - So There easily "FD-A," an ensemble-punctuated music theory lesson in double-entendre.
The piano concerto is approachable and dramatic, a Gershwin-esquepop-influenced type of classical work. Fans of his songwriting may be surprised at how much it has Ben 's voice without, well, Ben 's voice. The album will very likely be embraced by solo Folds aficionados, though it may not appeal to those who strongly favor the brasher Five. Outside of a career context, and with credit to Folds ' co-arrangers and co-producers, C. Camerieri and Rob Moose of yMusicSo There is both ambitious and down-to-earth, impeccably constructed, and utterly accessible.
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