"Eclectic Chameleon" and
C. A. Lind are synonymous. Mr. Lind used his "Electronic
Orchestra," whose instruments are listed elsewhere, to create
the exciting and unique sounds and rhythms on this CD. These
sounds are a product of both his lively imagination and
creativity, drawing on his years as a composer/arranger
for the Washington, D.C. Navy Band.
Creating even one original
piece not only takes a creative mind and a thorough knowledge
of all of the pieces of equipment Lind used, but many hours
spent laying down the different tracks, and refining all
of the music before it can be considered a "finished" product.
In listening to these recorded
Christmas Carols, you will find that each and every one
has its own distinct rhythm, timbres, innovative use of
percussion and use of "sampled" sound. One could go into
much detail explaining all of the things that Lind had to
do to realize this musical "montage," but perhaps this isn't
even necessary. We hope you will agree with us that the
music speaks for itself!
Mr. Lind has been "playing"
a computer for some ten years and in terms of mastering
a musical instrument, this is really a fairly short time.
He has, however, spent some 37 years developing his musical
skills as a listener, as a performing instrumentalist, and
as a composer. All of these musical skills have been utilized
in order for him to be able to create the unique and beautiful
sounds you hear on this CD.
“To say I am impressed would
understate by an exponent...The complex rhythms are the
overarching principle holding this work together, but these
rhythms are woven into the music in ways that make it easy
to see how Mr. Lind goes by the nom de synthe Eclectic Chameleon.
Able to weave dozens of instruments into his fabric, this
is a multi-layered coat of many colors...This record bespeaks
a bright future for festive electric soundscape.”
Richard Banks, http://www.christmasreviews.co
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