Montreal Mirror: Music Review

November 17, 2011

The cellist and pianist play Bernard Hermann (Vertigo), Stravinsky, Janacek, Martinu and Piazzolla, as well as Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead, Cocteau Twins, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead (which O’Riley has interpreted before) and John McLaughlin. Why mix up well-known indie rock and film soundtracks with underground alt, avant garde and contemporary classical? Merely to “blur the boundaries,” they say, and they tackle all the material with equal gusto. That said, familiarity with the originals helps the rock half considerably. 7.5/10 Trial Track: “Empty Room”

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by Lorraine Car­penter

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