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Hamster Theater
Carnival Detournement

Hamster Theater: Carnival Detournement (Cuneiform)
Label: Cuneiform    
Released in: USA    

Hamster Theatre is co-led by multi-instrumentalists Dave Willey and Jon Stubbs, who composed the tunes and handled the majority of the instruments. But they are joined here by 10 additional guests. The result is the richest-sounding Hamster Theatre recording to date, featuring a wide variety of instrumentation, musical sources, and styles in a number of charming and accessible instrumental tunes. There are echoes here of a wide geographic, social, and chronological range of music: carnival and theatre music, European avant/progressive composers and bands, most notably LÕEnsemble Raye & Nimal, 20th century French composers ranging from Satie and Ravel to Albert Marcoeur and Lars Hollmer, folk music forms from across the continent and sidewalk cafe musings from Eastern Europe. The end result Š an early 21st century folk fusion -- is pure Hamster Theatre. ''[Hamster Theatre] make up what is, in effect, a highly skilled chamber ensemble...the CD has a very European feel, offering a literate synthesis of rock, jazz & European folk forms. You can't really put this music into a tidy little compartment, but it's unforced, sophisticated & hightly entertaining. '' 4/5 stars (Outstanding) - Alternative Press [Cuneiform

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Product Information:

UPC: 045775014623

Label: Cuneiform
Catalog ID: Rune 146
Squidco Product Code: 4035

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2001
Country: USA
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Track Listing:

Dave Wiley

Jon Stubbs

Mark Harris

Mike Johnson

Mike Fitzmaurice

Raoul Rossiter

Greg LaLiberte

Mark McCoin

Kent MacLagan

Jonathan Bangs

Carmel Kooros

Helena Winkerman