The Bottom Line
A thought provoking album full of charm, whit, charisma, and introverted melodies, its avant-garde lyricism paired with fantastic narration and vocals make this a truly unique and enjoyable piece of music.
- Unique and unexpected
- Impeccable narration Maya Beiser
- Music has fantastic cinematic qualities
- It's like attending a one-time only performance
- Not that this is a con, but it's not something you'll want to listen to everyday
- Not your typical Mozart style classical music
- Released: May 2006
- Total Play Time: 53:47
- 1 Disk, 10 Tracks
Guide Review - Maya Beiser - Almost Human
As I said, when I listened to the entire album in one sitting, I felt as though I was attending a one-time only performance in a darkened, black-box theatre. Its far from your typical classical music - any semblances of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart are light years away. Maya Beiser's collaboration with Eve Beglarian and Joby Talbot produced unique musical compositions. Beglarian wrote the album's prominent piece of music I am writing to you from a far off country (Preview, Purchase and Download), which is based on the a poem by Henri Michaux. The work features the ethereal sounds of Beiser's cello adorned with a smooth, river-like flowing of words spoken by Beiser, and Armenian melodies sung by Alexandra Montano. Talbot's two works Motion Detector (Purchase, Purchase and Download) and Falling (Preview, Purchase and Download) complete Beiser's album. Unlike Beglarian's work, Talbot's has a more modern, electronic sound.