MOZART HEROES

And we’re back.

The blog has been quite for a while, I was indisposed elsewhere. Hopefully I can now get back to a more regular series of updates.

OK, so when I was searching for something else I came across this awesome duo. If you are a regular you will know my penchant for stringed instruments, in particular guitars, cellos and violins. So here we go two out of three ain’t bad.
Then take another penchant of mine, classical / rock crossover.

So meet MOZART HEROES, Chris Krebs (Violoncello) and Phil Seeholzer (guitar) and they hail from Lucerne, Switzerland. And they play like the devil is on their ass. This is some amazing kick ass rock n roll.

Now this is the first track that put me in their realm. An awesome blending o

f Mozart and Metallica. I love the way that this track starts of in such a genteel manner, albeit a tad faster than one would expect. And then the fury erupts.
Kick back and enjoy.
Mozart – Metallica (Symphony No. 40 – Enter Sandman)

©Copyright 2015 by MOZART HEROES and SOUNDCATERING GmbH
www.mozartheroes.com
Producer: SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Arrangements: MOZART HEROES
Director: Peter “Jackson” Arnold
Artists: Chris & Phil, MOZART HEROES
Executive producer: Augenblickmedia GmbH
– Symphony No. 40 written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
– Enter Sandman written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich & Kirk Hammett

 

You start of with a beautiful arrangement of La Catedral, and then of course you get Thunderstruck. The AC/DC piece has long been a favorite, and was even more so when friends of ours got married and the grooms 85 year old father escorted the bride down the isle to the sound of Thunderstruck. Awesome event, as is this video.
Barrios – AC/DC (Thunderstruck)

©Copyright 2017 by MOZART HEROES and SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Producer: SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Arrangements: MOZART HEROES
Director: Kim Sokola + Simon Bolzern
Artists: Chris & Phil, MOZART HEROES
This is a arrangement by MOZART HEROES playing:
– Augustin Barrios, La Catedral
– AC/DC, Thunderstruck written by Angus and Malcom Young

 

The biggest problem as I wonder through their repertoire is what to include and what to leave out. I couldn’t leave this out being a big James Bond fan as well as a huge fan of Adele. This is a bit more gentle.
James Bond Medley

©Copyright 2015 by MOZART HEROES and SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Producer: SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Arrangements: MOZART HEROES
Mixing: Ralph Zünd @ 2INCH RECORDS.COM
Mastering: Dan Suter @ ECHOCHAMBER.CH
Artists: Chris & Phil, MOZART HEROES
Executive producer: SOUNDCATERING GmbH

– Skyfall written by Adele & Paul Epworth
– Diamonds are Forever written by John Barry
– The World is not enough written by David Arnold & Don Black
– Dr. No Main Theme written by Monty Norman

 

I’m a sucker for everything “Game of Thrones”, especially the theme tune. I sit through it for every episode even though it is on DVR and I could fast forward to the action. This is an awesome mesh of Suite No 1, G Major and the main theme from GOT. Got it? Enjoy it.
Game of Thrones – Bach

©Copyright 2015 by MOZART HEROES and SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Producer: SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Arrangements: MOZART HEROES
Director: Silvan Bucher, syn http://www.synbol.ch
Artists: Chris & Phil, MOZART HEROES
Dancers: Emma Skyllbäck, Maurice Klemm
Fire Artist: Joseph Stenz http://www.feuertanz.ch
Filmed at castle Attinghausen, Switzerland

– Suite No 1, G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach
– Main Theme “Game of Thrones” written by Ramin Djawadi

We’ll have to make this the last of the day. And what a gem, a straight up rendering of Vivaldi, and i love me some Vivaldi. This is from a live appearance in the Stadtkeller, Lucerne (CH). And what an awesome way to leave them.
Bravo!!!
Vivaldi – Four Seasons (Presto) Summer Storm

©Copyright 2017 by MOZART HEROES and SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Producer: SOUNDCATERING GmbH
Arrangements: MOZART HEROES
Director: Till Gmür, http://www.tillgmuer.com
Artists: Chris & Phil, MOZART HEROES
Assistent: Andreas Bossard

– Written by: Antonio Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Presto Summer

 

Bo

Just a quick post today, I’ve been sleeping on the job lately.  But I couldn’t resist this awesome song from a beautiful young lady. Which has “hit” written all over it.

Meet Bo Courvoisier, aka Bo who is a young singer / songwriter who hails from Toronto.

Bo says “When I get sad, I go to the desert to dance and cry a little. It’s very therapeutic.” which may explain part of this beautiful video.
She adds “Like most songs on my upcoming album ‘Wasting the Weekend’, the key ingredients to ‘Baby Come Back’ were vodka, Christmas lights, and heart-shaped sunglasses to cover my tears. The video was shot on location in Las Vegas, Nevada and is an homage to the grit and glory of old Vegas.”

You gotta love a girl in a convertible Mustang with an awesome voice. Bo is the girl in that Mustang.  Great song as well.  Enjoy.
Baby Come Back

Special thanks to Roger Medina
Titling & Colouring by The Cut Cartel
Music video by BO performing Baby Come Back.
© 2017 XOLOVEBO Inc.

 

Ummagma

A few years back I featured Ummagma on the old blog. At that time I said this about them.

Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian duo comprised of Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon, blending the ethereal with sublime resonance, beats and rhythm to create richly layered soundscapes. In mid-July, Ummagma released two CD albums (“Ummagma” and “Antigravity”) and won the 2013 Alternative Eurovision, representing Ukraine from 21 countries. Although this music encompasses several music genres — indie rock, post-rock, dream pop, ambient/ethereal, space rock and progressive rock — there is a common remarkable theme, elevating atmosphere and stirring effect in Ummagma’s music.

Like so many independent artists they keep on moving on.

On the trail of their collaboration with dreampop pioneer A.R.Kane earlier this year, Ummagma has been turning a lot of heads in the last few years, winning praise from the likes of Joe Foster (Creation Records) and The Veldt, collaborating with members of OMD and Swervedriver, and winning the Alternative Eurovision on Amazing Radio. They also feature in Wire Magazine’s new Wire Tapper CD.

Recently they released an awesome re-mix of one of their gems. As with all their releases this is a soaring piece of music that will take you higher, complex yet simple it just moves you along with it.
Add to that a beautiful video and I just had to post this, their latest release.

Enjoy, I know I am.

Lama ~ Robin Guthrie Mix

And just for kicks, here’s the original version, love ’em both myself.  What say you?

Lama

 

? Oleksandra Kostiv