The Colorist & Emiliana Torrini
December 9th, 2016 | New Releases
Emiliana Torrini has just released an exciting new collaborative live album!
This is a live album containing ten Emiliana Torrini songs from her catalog along with two brand new songs. Seeing Emilíana and The Colorist Orchestra in concert is a truly special experience. They have a musical chemistry that is undeniable, and documenting the experience on an album was something that just had to be done.
While Emiliana Torrini needs no introduction, her musical collaborators on this self-titled release have an interesting and creative way of working that warrants further examination.
The Colorist Orchestra is a Belgian ensemble founded by Aarich Jespers and Kobe Proesmans in 2013. They re-envision the repertoires of established musicians from across genres using traditional classical instruments and arrangements, along with a variety of their own musical inventions to contribute innovative, never-before-heard sounds and grooves to their compositions and re-compositions.
This live album of new songs and interpretations of Torrini’s catalog is a vibrant, colourful collection of classical and contemporary collisions. Serenade, from 2005, was once a delicate tightrope across a cobweb, but is now a percussive waltz, while new song When We Dance – written during an electric storm – is verdant and playful, and the stark, guitar-driven, dive-bar grime of 2008’s Gun is given an eccentric remake.
Grab a copy here.