Monday, October 23, 2006

Rock on Violin Strings

Ever wondered how AC/DC, Limp Bizkit, Enya or 2PAC would sound in a chamber music session? Well, here you go. The String Quartet Tribute is a series of string quartet covers released by Vitamin Records by serveral different groups of musicians. They focus on one band per record, and perform classical versions of their songs, note for note generally. They use a wide array of instruments but focus mainly on violins and cellos. Over the years, they have put out a staggering amount of albums (214), honoring both mainstream and indie groups alike. They've put a classical spin on practically every genre of music (rock, pop, punk, techno, hardcore, emo, country, metal and rap). -wiki-

I just listened to the tributes for Linking Park and 311 and I thought that sounded pretty cool. I plan to get the Garbage, RHCP and Coldplay too because I like their style and tracks. When you go to the Vitamin Records webpage you'll see that this is basically a cover-based-type of label records with genres like dub/lounge/etc offering specific "tributes" to consecrated bands from many other styles of music. I found that interesting, of course, as long as the quality of remixing is above the average. So far, I haven't had the chance to test that.
The list of String Quartet Tribute (long and nice) series is available also on wiki:
See if you like anything in particular.

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