Friendly Rich / Presents Pictures At An Exhibition
Album: Presents Pictures At An Exhibition   Collection:General
Artist:Friendly Rich   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Pumpkin Pie  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-10-31 Pull Date: 2011-01-02
Week Ending: Dec 12 Nov 14
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 11, 2010: Music Casserole
Baba Yaga
2. Nov 13, 2010: lost and found

Album Review
Guest DJ Account
Reviewed 2010-10-25
An arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky’s 19th century virtuoso piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition, using modern electric instruments and orchestral elements. An intriguing new take on classical standards, although some interpretations fare better than others. No FCC concerns. Try 10, 11, 3.
1) Lilting, plucky electric strings set to a sort of waltz rhythm.
2) Harpsichord, penny whistle, and kazoo. As annoying as the description sounds.
3) Electric guitar and spot on percussion with a nice progression of sound layers.
4) Haunting but plodding melody by the trombone, which finally picks up interest in the final minute.
5) Frenzied and circus-like song that quickly comes to an anti-climax.
6) Mysterious track, with unexpected gaps in sound.
7) Too many instruments to cram into eighteen seconds.
8) Somber and menacing tune, with a melodic first half but cacophonous second.
9) Exclusively wailing and grunting voices. Off-key male and on-key female.
10) An exciting take on Mussorgsky’s famous pieces, with striking drums and guitar.
11) The unique track of the album; a tranquil piano and bassoon duet.
Kyle Vandenberg

Track Listing
1. Gnomus   6. Limoge, Le Marche
2. The Old Castle   7. Samuel Goldenberg Und Schmuyle
3. Tuileries   8. Catacombae (Sepulcrum Romanum)
4. Bydlo   9. Cum Mortuis In Lingua Mortu
5. Ballet Of The Unhatched Chicks   10. Baba Yaga
  11. The Great Gate Of Kiev