Torchlight - 101 Strings - In A Hawaiian Paradise (Cassette, Album)

For many years, Madacya Canadian Company, claimed ownership but this Album) never verified in the United States. In the 24 years of their existence, Strings sold over 50, records worldwide.

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Retrieved 19 August Retrieved 29 August The necessity of using strings instruments is to utilize warious harmonies and voicings and not weaken the dynamic of quality of any one line when playing counter lines.

This is particularly importance with the violins and violas, and creates a wonderful rich channel separation for stereo recording. The listener will note that a times the melody line is in full presence and possibly a full and lovely conter line is being played without sacrificing the full dynamic value of either. Secondly, the original performances have been records under the most exacting aucio engineering standards with specially Torchlight - 101 Strings - In A Hawaiian Paradise (Cassette microphones with characteristics to compensate for any possible distortion from the tremendous bass frequency response in cello and string bass.

Third, and of extreme importance, are the players themselves. They represent the finest musicians in Europe today. There are, in fact, eleven concertmeisters in the first chairs. BoxBurbank, California U. The sugar oozes out of every pore in-between the tones, I'm sorry to say. Torchlight - 101 Strings - In A Hawaiian Paradise (Cassette best thing on this version? The short inclusion of the opening field recording with the waves and ship horn. Skip this banal finale at all costs!

Hawaiian Paradise is a very good album, but by no means essential. The Exotica listener receives an overdose of orchestra strings — as expected —, two unique cuts by Joseph Kuhn that are virtually neglected and never made a return or proved to be the basis for further renditions themselves, as well as an instrumental pool that puts the focus away from the Strings brand name. Xylophones, glockenspiels, steel guitars, flutes and exotic drums are prominently interwoven, and there are even two to three field recordings in here.

Why is this album valuable in this day and age? Naturally, I cannot give an absolute answer, but its large scope might be the best candidate. Over people are involved in the recording process.

Such a high number Album) simply not possible in today's times, at least not in terms of the realization of Exotica material, let alone Hawaiian classics. So even though I might roll my eyes when the choir takes things too far in regard to the oozing syrup of kitsch or when the violins play too effervescently, the sound quality and the -scape are top-notch, the Hawaiian material enchanting.

Of interest is the shift from the intimate Hapa Haole sound to a gargantuan orchestra scheme. The Strings are able to conserve the peacefulness: the orchestra strings are quite often reduced in order to let the ukuleles and steel guitars shine.

In the Torchlight - 101 Strings - In A Hawaiian Paradise (Cassette, I would have wished for a greater use of exotic drums; especially TorchlightHawaiian War Chant and Blue Hawaii are prime examples of the drums' impetus, the latter of which puts Billy Vaughn's utterly whimsical drumlets to shame. I recommend Hawaiian Paradise to the Exotica fan who prefers string-focused renditions of Hawaiian classics rather than their ukulele-heavy incarnations as delivered by the many trios or quartets.

Take the band's follow-up The Romance Of Hawaii into account as well. These albums are also available on iTunes and Amazon in digital formats, although in a compilation-kind of way. Exotica Review Strings — Hawaiian Paradise Originally published on Mar.

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