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2010-02-20 22:54:23 UTC
[ Independent ] and [ Orchestra ] are not two words you often hear in the same breath. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what The Portland Cello Project is: an “indie cello orchestra” The somewhat intimidating 8-16 cello ensemble, The Portland Cello Project [ or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them ], has had a meteoric rise in the vibrant Portland music scene. The group has a deep-rooted philosophy of building a stronger music community – a belief that collaboration is the ironic cornerstone of independent musicianship — that has led them to collaborative performances with a veritable “who’s who” list of Portland musicians, from Laura Gibson and Horse Feathers to The Dandy Warhols and The Builders and The Butchers. PCP performances are unique and eclectic, as likely to mix a Salt N Pepa cover with Bach and follow the medley with something sublime by Arvo Pärt or WEINLAND, as they are to enlist beatbox / comedian / playwright Reggie Watts to collaborate on-stage with them in front of 700 people with no rehearsal to cover a Britney Spears song. In keeping with this philosophy and the spirit of their eclectic live performances, the group has independently produced an LP available nationally August 12, 2008. Featured on this recording are collaborations with Laura Gibson, WEINLAND, Loch Lomond, 3 Leg Torso, a cover of Toxic, Manuel De Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, and… a few more surprises. ~~~~~~~~ ( So much for a strange Post-hardcore vs Math-rock on " Human Order ". Portland Cello Project is an exquisite mix of Mod-classical vs Indie. I never even thought for a moment I' ll be using the two tags together Classical-pop. Does that make any sense? Well start with the " The Thao & Justin Power Sessions " and you' ll know what I mean. GET ALL the titles though. The big question is how much do you love cello? [ MySpace ] | [ Last.fm ] ). ~~~~~~~~~ Artist - The Portland Cello Project Album - Thousand Words Release Date - 2010 Genre - Mod-classical, Orchestral-like, Indie, Post-rock Tracklist Portland Cello Project_01_Denmark Portland Cello Project_02_Halo Portland Cello Project_03_Broken Crowns Portland Cello Project_04_Take 5 Portland Cello Project_05_Taking a Fall Portland Cello Project_06_1516 Portland Cello Project_07_The Dream Transformation, Death and Birth Portland Cello Project_08_The Dream Midday Light, She Travels Effortlessly Portland Cello Project_09_The Dream Into the Twilight Portland Cello Project_10_Hard (Feat. Adam Matta) Portland Cello Project_11_Elegie -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portland Cello Project - Thousand Words -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Portland Cello Project Album - Daytrotter Session Release Date - 2010 Genre - Mod-classical, Orchestral-like, Indie Tracklist 1 Welcome to Daytrotter 2 Turkish Wine 3 Mouth for War 4 Halo 3 Theme 5 Remedy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portland Cello Project - Daytrotter Session -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Portland Cello Project Album - Portland Cello Project Release Date - 2008 Genre - Mod-classical, Orchestral-like, Indie Tracklist 1 Danza Del Fuego 3:56 2 Power - Feat. Nick Jaina 2:40 3 Robin Hood Changes His Oil 4:25 4 Gold - Feat. Weinland 5:58 5 Divertissements for Performing Bears - Feat. 3 Leg Torso 2:50 6 For Misty - Feat. Heather Broderick 4:09 7 Livin' On the Side of the Why? - Feat. Hurtbird 3:25 8 Hands in Pockets - Feat. Laura Gibson 3:26 9 Toxic - Feat. John Brophy 3:25 10 Under Glass - Feat. Musée Mécanique 3:42 11 Stay - Feat. Anna Fritz 4:50 12 Nelson - Feat. Loch Lomond 6:43 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portland Cello Project - Portland Cello Project Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Portland Cello Project Album - The Thao & Justin Power Sessions Release Date - 2009 Genre - Mod-classical, Orchestral-like, Indie Tracklist 1 - The Lamb 2 - Beat (Health, Life And Fire) (Featuring Thao) 3 - Cut The Rope (Featuring Justin Power) 4 - Mouth For War 5 - Tallymarks (Featuring Thao) 6 - Por Una Cabeza 7 - Violet (Featuring Thao) 8 - Hungry Liars (Featuring Justin Power) 9 - Geography (Featuring Thao) 10 - Seeds May Fall (Featuring Justin Power) 11 - Turkish Wine 12 - Tavel (Featuring Justin Power) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portland Cello Project - The Thao & Justin Power Sessions Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Bark Cat Bark | Yann Tiersen | Thomas Feiner & Anywhen | Like Bells | Sunwrae -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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