Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Peach Tree - The Other Side

Hear The Track Here

Say what you like about Australia's The Peach Tree (and I often do, as you may have noticed) got to give the guy top marks for bouncing back, and always, but always in a completely different direction. Now sometimes this seems to have worked and sometimes it hasn't. We are just getting over our last spat with Hold On (February 2009) and he's back with something completely different. Where Hold On was a song, albeit kinda metal, The Other Side is classically inspired and a solo piano piece. See what I mean, chalk and cheese? Certainly he's not afraid to try just about anything including '5 short pieces of classical music involving piano and strings' which you will find ONLY at the download link above.

Fur Bunni3 (the name of the whole project) was 'made on request for The Peach Tree's biggest fan, Bunni3' and The Other Side is the last of those tracks on the Internet Archive page. Mind you, all five tracks are short, there isn't one over 2 and a half minutes long and are well worth listening to - if you are of a classical bent. Essentially all of the tracks are a series of musical progressions with a kinda/sorta central theme linking them together. Certainly it would (and did) make sense to me to listen to them in sequence to better understand what The Peach Tree was about here.

On that score, I have to say that I loved the style and tenor of A Classful of Dreamers Seated Next To The Window and is probably my favourite part of the five pieces. It leads into The Other Side which I had been listening to alone and found it a good piano solo piece but not something I would normally be shouting from the rooftops about. There isn't really a lot you can do wrong with a good piano sound, and indeed that is the case here. The only thing I would recommend is that you do listen to all five pieces because, as decent as it is, The Other Side doesn't cut it alone other than being a nice piano solo. When you listen in sequence, it's the logical outro.

Classically inspired piano and strings compositions.

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