June 26, 2006

Cosmos - Par un Par

Cosmos is the happy union of six talented young Latvian professional musicians who have come together to cover the human vocal range, from bass to soprano, performing all styles of music from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary jazz and pop. Two brilliant counter-tenors, and the group's dynamic live performances and inspirational sound have made Cosmos one of Latvia's most popular and successful groups. Their debut CD, a collection of their own arrangements of Latvian pop music, will soon go platinum, and the group won the international competition "New Wave 2004" before a tv audience of 200 million. 15 songs, from the richly harmonic "Pirms," subtle, ringing covers of Lennon/McCartney's "Blackbird" and "Got to Get You Into My Life," Brad Roberts' "MMMM," Tommy Sims' "Change the World," Phil Collins' "I Can't Dance," Key Smith's "Virtual Insanity" (arranged by m-pact's Britt Quentin, as was "Got to Get You Into My Life"), and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," to the crisp, jazzy title tune and some other nice tunes in Latvian, particularly "Mezs" and "Saullekts" and the 10-part smorgasbord, "Saulriets." The men of Cosmos are artists of the highest ability, who are pushing the a cappella envelope creatively as much as any group we've heard, and winning new fans wherever they perform. "Pa un par" is a complex masterpiece by fast-rising Cosmos! 1202 CD 15.98
Listen to "Change The World"

Posted by acapnews at June 26, 2006 10:26 PM