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Roomful of Teeth: Roomful of Teeth

Passacaglia
Amid the Minotaurs
Montmartre
No
Courante
AEIOU
The Orchard
Cesca's View
Allemande
Quizassa
Sarabande
Runaway
Ansa Ya

This is the debut album from the adventurous and renowned vocal octet Roomful of Teeth. From the neo-alpine yodel on Rinde Eckert's "Cesca's View" to Caleb Burhans's stirring post-minimalist take on bel canto singing in "No", the album breathes fresh life into the a cappella landscape. One of this generation's most dynamic vocal talents, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, contributes two electrifying songs that explore a range of world-inspired grooves. African pygmy yodels, Inuit rhythmic pulsing, Appalachian hymn tunes, and bracing Eastern European belting all filter through Garbus's powerful compositional voice. For her Pulitzer Prize-winning four-part composition Partita for 8 Voices, Caroline Shaw uses her insider vantage as a Roomful of Teeth vocalist to create a sonically exquisite and emotionally charged journey through the ensemble's soundworld.

Item code: 22307C | 1 CD | $12.95 |add item to cart
Contemporary | A Cappella | Mixed
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