A special project made for the AVMotional 2 festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (28.05.2005) and released about a month later.
Cat no: One020
Orignial format: 192kbps MP3
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This latest offering from Makunouchi Bento is a special one indeed - interpretation of and sound excursion into a few of their favorite classical compositions by such powerful and original composers as Erik Satie, Anton Arensky, Maurice Ravel, they hold nothing back while adapting them within the Mabento realm.
With its twists of melancholy, nostalgia, and even childlike amusement - Trcutu manages to hold onto a genuine historical and aesthetic interest found within some of the originals. At times picking up the melodies and running them through the spontaneity and textural styles of their own; while at others working not just from the originals but the influence and atmosphere felt by listening to them.
released 04 July 2005
All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by Makunouchi Bento.
Track 01 written by Alexander Arutiunian.
Track 02 written by Anton Stepanovich Arensky.
Track 03 written by Igor Ilin.
Track 04 written by Erik Satie.
Track 05 written by Maurice Ravel.
Track 06 written by Erik Satie.
Track 07 written by J. Ivanov.
Track 08 written by Alexander Arutiunian.
Track 09 written by Anton Stepanovich Arensky.
Track 10 written by Erik Satie.
Track 11 written by Arkady Ilich Ostrovsky.
Artwork by Guillaume Richard AKA Kaneel.
Photo gallery from Adrian Leverkühn and Katharine Mahalic.