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Toronto-based independent label Pheromone Recordings kick-starts 2010 with the release of A Singer Must Die by Art of Time Ensemble with Steven Page. This February 16th release will precede a 12-date tour starting February 24, 2010.
Art of Time Ensemble is the creation of classically trained pianist Andrew Burashko. Not content to rehash basic classical repertoire, Burashko and AOTE have become known for their daring interaction with the Toronto cultural scene. A Singer Must Die is the second in a series of recordings in which well-known artists â€“ in this case former Barenaked Ladies songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Steven Page â€“ choose repertoire which is arranged for a sextet of jazz and classical players and re-imagined in a bracing new recorded setting.
Steven Pageâ€™s song choices reflect his own intense interest in all kinds of music. The material ranges from songs by Canadians Leonard Cohen, Jane Siberry, Rufus Wainwright, The Weakerthans and Barenaked Ladies, to Radiohead and Elvis Costello and lesser-known but excellent artists like The Magnetic Fields, The Mountain Goats and The Divine Comedy.
A Singer Must Die is Stevenâ€™s first post-BNL release, preceding a solo album to be released later in 2010. Each of its 10 songs was arranged by the brightest talents in Torontoâ€™s jazz and classical music fraternity and produced by Jonathan Goldsmith whose multi-decade musical resume is inspiring.
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|01- Lion's Teeth||$ 0.99 USD|
|02- I Want You||$ 0.99 USD|
|03- Foolish Love||$ 0.99 USD|
|04- Running Out Of Ink||$ 0.99 USD|
|05- A Singer Must Die||$ 0.99 USD|
|06- The Taxi Ride||$ 0.99 USD|
|07- Tonight We Fly||$ 0.99 USD|
|08- Virtute The Cat Explains Her Departure||$ 0.99 USD|
|09- For We Are The King of The Boudoir||$ 0.99 USD|
|10- Paranoid Android||$ 0.99 USD|