28 October 2016

Aurale Delikatessen reviews MEPHISTO for Pizzicato

The Danish wind quintet ‘Carion’ presents a whole program of transcriptions specifically made for the ensemble. While the reviewer initially had some doubts about the usefulness of such a project, those doubts were quickly blown away upon hearing the wonderful arrangements made by David Palmquist, always enriching the originals and making optimal use of the available instruments. This creates a colourful sound image, which is also still quite funny, despite the gloomy and omnipresent Mephisto-idea, that can sound wonderfully sarcastic. That way all the pieces become, not least because of the outstanding and lively playing of the ensembles, an aural delight.
A special compliment goes to the sound engineer Torsten Jessen, whose pristine and naturally balanced way of capturing sound is phenomenal.
With most refined arrangements, fresh and vivid performances and a marvellous recorded sound, this CD is a sheer aural delight.
01 SCHISSEANDO // Playground - Paolo Russo
  1. 01 SCHISSEANDO // Playground - Paolo Russo
  2. 02 NOVELLETTA // Playground - Paolo Russo
  3. 03 ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS // Playground - Paolo Russo
  4. 04 DUBLIN ROAD // Playground - Paolo Russo
  5. 05 POSTKORT // Playground - Paolo Russo
  6. 06 GOCCE // Playground - Paolo Russo
  7. 07 SUFRIMIENTO DULCE // Playground - Paolo Russo
  8. 08 LUMINESCENT // Playground - Paolo Russo
  9. 09 IN SEARCH OF KNOWLEDGE // Playground - Paolo Russo
  10. 10 TEN HORSES // Playground - Paolo Russo
  11. 11 IMMANENT // Playground - Paolo Russo
  12. 12 BALLATA BREVE // Playground - Paolo Russo
  13. 13 THE UPCOMING SHIFT // Playground - Paolo Russo
  14. 14 TRASCENDENT // Playground - Paolo Russo
  15. 15 JAZZONGA // Playground - Paolo Russo
  16. 16 ARCOBALENO // Playground - Paolo Russo
  17. 17 RISING ABOVE THE MIST // Playground - Paolo Russo