o u r n o t e s + y o u r s o u n d
#ReqLis is the Twitter-friendly shorthand for Required Listening.
(It's not actually required. It's just a good idea.)
Every now and again on my Twitter account, @RandomNotesLLC, I post a link (hashtagged with #ReqLis) to an arrangement that is so filthy good that I need to share it with all of y'all. The arrangement in question will be linked here your edification and enjoyment, along with links to digital music stores where you can purchase it for yourself. (I don't get any monetary benefit from featuring one song or another - I just think that when there's good music, everyone should know about it, and they should support the people who make it!)
The aca world is fairly buzzing (no pun intended ... you'll see ...) over the recent release of the eponymous debut EP from this band of badass beatboxing Brits. The video for "Free" was released this past winter to a uniformly positive reception, and the ladies will be taking the stage as one of the headlining acts for SoJam this fall.
As for the arranging, the Boxettes draw deeply from dance styles, but their music remains stunningly organic, the vocals thrillingly raw. The Boxettes truly arrange for the human voice, in all its power and frailty, and that's a lesson for anyone and everyone looking to step up their game as a vocal arranger.
Feb. 23, 2011
"Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
apb Vox One on "Pure Imagination"
arr. Paul Stiller