Feb 10 2010

Cuddle Magic – Picture (2010)

Published by at 4:06 pm under Boston,Experimental,Folk

If you’re a fan of large, multi-instrumental bands be sure to check out Cuddle Magic’s sophomore album, Picture. It just released yesterday, and includes some great tracks.

The ensemble is based out of New York and Philadelphia, and made up of  12 musicians, or more, at any given time (and a 3-foot plastic penguin). Their sound covers a wide range of genres, including folk, world, and avant-pop. The diversity won’t be for everyone, but it’s always interesting to see how bands craft their music with such a variety of instruments (strings, percussion, vibraphone, clarinet, keyboards, guitars, and a whole lot more). Several tracks I recommend include “Expectations,””Anyone,””One Useful Song,” and “Say When.”

I might need to take a breather in between, but here’s the current roster in the band: Alec Spigelman, Ashley Paul, Ben Davis, Bridget Kearney, Christopher McDonald, Cole Kamen-Green, Dave Flaherty, (inhale-exhale), Eric Lane, Kristin Slipp, Lucy Railton, Max Haft, and Mike Calarese. Many of them got their training from the New England Conservatory.

Picture (2010):

(mp3) Cuddle Magic – Expectations

(mp3) Cuddle Magic – Anyone

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One Response to “Cuddle Magic – Picture (2010)”

  1. Joanna Salinason 11 Feb 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Hi David,

    I ran across you on Examiner…I’m an Examiner as well. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I LOVE this site and I’ve shared it with everyone I know.

    Thanks for bringing the joy of great music to the masses.

    All the Best,
    Joanna

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