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01-11-2012, 07:59 PM
I reckon the cool kids have alredy seen their Utube video. These guys do covers of pop songs on cellos. I didn't know about them until recently--my sweety gave me their CD for Xmas. I really like it, especially their versions of the Pulp Fiction theme and Smells Like Teen Spirit.
One interesting thing to me was that instrumentals usually do not do that well with a pop audience. Last instrumental that was really big was Wipeout, 1962 or so.
So--this thread is to talk about 2Cellos in partic, or cellos in general or popular instrumentals.
I Kill Null Airtime
01-11-2012, 08:12 PM
I thought this was going to be about 2C-E
01-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Obviously, you were incorrect. In the words of the guy who invented general semantics:
I have said what I have said.
I have not said what I have not said.
Anyway, thanks for the bump--the thread may now attract an intelligent life-form.
01-12-2012, 12:47 AM
I kinda felt meh about them, honestly. I mean they're clearly well trained, it's a fun idea and good for them for grabbing an audience- but I get bored before a minute into most of the tracks because their arrangements sound so sparse and their style of attack is really repetitive.
I've probably been spoiled after hearing all Yo-Yo Ma's genre diversions, but since the cello is capable of so many varied sounds and styles of expression it seems like after they nail one riff down with one specific bowing style, they need to jump to another interpretation of it, or hit notes from other instrumental lines in between the beats- or even rely on a loop station to get a fuller effect.
Smooth Criminal is a good example- that martille attack style of playing where the lead player digs his bow in for every note sounds old after about 10 seconds. It's like, I get it- this is a rock song- now please move forward and show me what else you can do with it.
01-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Just came here from PEOO--jeez, it is such a pleasant contrast, seeing a post here that is intelligent, thoughtful,and informative.
01-26-2012, 04:10 PM
i havent heard much of 2cellos but i really have been enjoying the section quartet alot :)
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