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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Bedlam

"Bedlam" suggests a state of wild uproar and confusion. But their debut album is anything but uproarious or confused. Though I am not an "early music expert", I am now an enthusiast. This music is, to the casual listener, relaxing, uplifting, enjoyable, and in a very pleasant way, entrancing.

The syrupy sweet soprano voice of Sanchez rings with purity and a passion for the synthesis of tune and lyric. The "Old English" pronunciation is fun and, apparently, historically genuine. I found my unfamiliarity with this dialect to be an eventual avenue to hear the duet performance as two finely honed, beautiful instruments seamlessly intermingling in music.

The lutenist, Schuett, provides tonal precision in this ancient stringed instrument throughout the album. The instrumental piece, "Recercar sesto", is no doubt a wonderful representation of Capirola’s musical intent. To the casual listener, the performance is simply amazing. The willing listener is taken by the melody to very calm and deeply relaxed place.

I can't say enough about this masterful work. I'm very pleased and pleasantly surprised to admit that I have become a fan of this style of early music, and in particular, “ voice with lute” performance.

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