The Orchestrion Project

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  • Summary: The 13 tracks were recorded live during Metheny's tour with his 21st century orchestrion.
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  1. Feb 11, 2013
    80
    The music that emerges from this contraption [orchestrion] is strangely haunting--antique and jangly, yet at the same time fresh, elegant and surprising.
  2. Feb 15, 2013
    80
    While this album's predecessor evidenced his accomplishment in the instrument's creation and operation, The Orchestrion Project reveals that Metheny's possibilities with it have only been tapped.
  3. Q Magazine
    Feb 11, 2013
    80
    This is music of incredible warmth, where melody and emotion come before science. [Mar 2013, p.107]
  4. Mojo
    Feb 11, 2013
    80
    Metheny conjures up a dense sonic tapestry comprising kaleidoscopic tone colours. [Mar 2013, p.94]
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    Metheny’s use of it here delivers a pale, expensive shadow of what a real band can achieve. The project doesn’t feel like it has longevity, and this release is for the hardcore only.
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