HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Thursday, December 26, 2002

Review - Gran Riserva

Artist: Dzihan/Kamien

Posted on Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 4:00 AM

This Austrian duo has made a name for themselves in the downtempo scene thanks to remix work and their incredible debut, "Freaks & Icons." This new album doesn't do much to modify their style, but it certainly takes up where "Freaks" left off by extending its classy, funky sound. Firmly positioned in the new global chill movement, Dzihan & Kamien (like fellow Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister) take the influences of both the pan-European club scene and the sounds of Central Asia to create stylistically diverse -- yet unrepentantly beautiful -- music. Influenced by recording in locales as varied as Istanbul and Tuscany, "Gran Riserva" maintains a richly organic sound that, though built by sequencers, is enhanced by copious live instrumentation (horns, polyethnic percussion, thick double-bass lines). And, like the title implies, the result is an album that's as varied in flavors and textures as that $200 bottle of wine you should have bought last year.

Tags:

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation