Concentric Rings. Victoria Guitar Trio Album Review
To be honest it's been years since I've bought a classical guitar album. With the growing popularity of YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitch I find myself watching AND listening to players more and more rather than merely listening to an mp3. However, a couple of weeks ago I thankfully stumbled across a new classical guitar recording from the Victoria Guitar Trio based in Victoria, Canada. I decided to purchase the album and let me tell you it was a very good decision.
The Guitarists -
- Adrian Verdejo
- Bradford Werner
- Michael Dias
The Composers -
- Jordan Nobles
- Scott Edward Godin
- Rodney Sharman
- rd wraggett (according to Bradford Werner this is exactly how he prefers his name to be written)
- Benton Roark
The Pieces -
The album is comprised of thirteen pieces with two from Nobles, seven from Godin (forming a suite called 'On Poeticos'), two from Sharman, and one each from wraggett & Roark. The album title is taken from the opening piece by Nobles and it sets the listener in a good, warm place. I won't go into too much detail as I think it best that you head on over to iTunes and listen to the sound samples to get a feel for the music from your own perspective.
Things I liked about the album
- Top notch playing
- Excellent recording fidelity
- New pieces from exciting composers
- Thirteen pieces representing great value
Things I might have changed about the album
- Different mixing to capture the essence of each guitarist
This really is a must-have album for lovers of excellent classical guitar music. It is a pleasant departure from the done-to-death pieces from yesteryear.
Let your fingers fly!