Marianne Nowottny and the Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra: “Tomorrow Never Knows” b/w “Strawberry Fields Forever” 7″ single (Abaton Book Company, 2015)

September 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Marianne Nowottny and the Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra: "Tomorrow Never Knows" b/w "Strawberry Fields Forever" 7" single

Marianne Nowottny and the Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra: “Tomorrow Never Knows” b/w “Strawberry Fields Forever” 7″ single

Veteran experimental pop artist goes to Ypsilanti and records faithful yet fresh-sounding covers of 2 of the trippiest Beatles songs, backed by an ensemble of saxophone and percussion players lead by Ben Miller, formerly of Destroy All Monsters. You may think you never need to hear another Beatles cover in your life, and you may be right, but these covers are both truly fantastic. The songs themselves are both obviously masterpieces, but the saxophones are arranged creatively, with some backwards effects and all manners of panning and dynamic control. And the thundering drums on “Strawberry Fields Forever”. And is she saying “I buried Paul” at the end? Awesome.

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