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MandoMorphosis - 2010

By Mandolin Cafe
January 5, 2010 - 6:15 am

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MandoMorphosis - 2010

MandoMorphosis - 2010

Seattle, Wash. — MandoMorphosis 2010 is a new mandolinistic recording made up of a number of prominent mandolin players making their home in the Seattle, Washington region.

According to their web site, MandoMorphois is:

n. the process of transformation to an enlightened state of being, triggered by extended exposure to the acoustical vibrations of 8-stringed instruments.

And in that regard, the band does not disappoint.

Members of the group include Matt Sircely (Hot Club Sandwich), Orville Johnson (Laura Love Duo), Michael Connolly (Ownrt and host of Empty Sea Studios), David Tiller (ThaMuseMeant, Taarka), Pete Frostic (Old School Freight Train), Adam Larrabee (Dave Zoffer/Adam Larrabee Duo, Andromeda, Enigmatica), Scott Schaffer (Bala Hounds, Edge City Collective).

Matt's Idea
A Minor Squabble
Impromptu Redux
Santa Morena
Zone 429
Hamhock's Razor
Pete's Wish
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2
Out of the Furnace and Into the Fire
Nero's Fiddle
Dos Somorgujos
Cascadia Raga

Music ranges from high-energy tunes with traditional roots, to free-wheeling jams, to fresh arrangements of classical works, to spontaneous group improvisations.

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San Rafael
January 06, 2010 07:30 AM
Great record jacket.
January 07, 2010 12:31 PM
Mandomorphosis is exactly the type of thing that gives the mandolin a bad name!
Poorly done!
This is proof that when something gets too popular it just turns to ####!
People should keep there home recordings at home!
Andy Fielding
January 09, 2010 03:06 PM
People may also want to learn the difference between "their" and "there". ;?)
May 31, 2010 09:12 PM
this is some serious picking, much of it is powerfully evocative. nonetheless it seems they may still be finding the essence of their muse, as diffuse as she may be.

mandohlin: perhaps you're too conventional and too much of a stick in the mud to appreciate new forms? if not, what would you want to see from these and others?
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