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  •  READER COMMENTS

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    Subject: Always fresh, always alluring
    Date: Dec 14, 2003
    Sender: EllenPrevious

    I had the particular fortune to be around at the beginning of Church of Betty and it's fabulous to see them still crooning, still churning out the incredible chemical acomplishment of their fresh faced mixture of Eastern and Western music.

    It's entrancing, hip, fun, silly and musically adept, catapulting the listener into one dimension after another. It seems the songs never really start or end; they blaze along, fresh, unexpected and yet familiar to even a Western musical ear. Rhythyms and melodies easily recognized and eerily discordant, the tunes pull one along through their complex myriad and take the listener from one unexpected spot to another.

    The journey is well worth the price of admission. Each song is rich, full of flavor and many unpredictable changes. The moment we recognize a tune or a rhythym it changes, keeping us on our toes and listening, pulled along by the surprise twists and turns of Chris Rael's musically adept continual musical spiral.

    One wishes the songs would never end.

    Go boy.



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    Comment index:

  • Church of Betty   from susana, Apr 11, 2002
  • music   from us, Dec 29, 2006
  • Wake up to a great sound   from Nancy, Apr 11, 2002
  • Chris Rael Rox   from Andy Hanneman, Apr 14, 2002
  • Deep's amazing tablas   from Scott McDonnell, Aug 18, 2002
  • » Always fresh, always alluring «   from Ellen, Dec 14, 2003
  • Church of Betty   from susana, Apr 11, 2002
  • music   from us, Dec 29, 2006
  • Wake up to a great sound   from Nancy, Apr 11, 2002
  • Chris Rael Rox   from Andy Hanneman, Apr 14, 2002
  • Deep's amazing tablas   from Scott McDonnell, Aug 18, 2002
  • » Always fresh, always alluring «   from Ellen, Dec 14, 2003