SHORT STORIES Vol.2 Cinema Patetique
LordRifa releases it's 6th album, Short Stories V.2 "Cinema Patetique", an anthology of some of their favorite film scores to date.
A strangely intoxicating dark and mysterious brew of classical motifs, esoteric asian instruments, operatic drama and rock and roll make for a unique listening experience.
LordRifa...a Multi-cultural, multi- generational creative experience living in the world of uniformity. LordRifa draws from its diverse roots to create a blend of many genre's that we believe is the New Americana genre.
They’re a cinematic group, they make music for cinema, which is really cool
stuff. It’s got some open jazz times and things in there, which I really like.
Very talented group of people with serious chops going there.
An award winning film composition ensemble, LordRifa breaks the rules of what is normal in this world.
"Writing music for the cinema allow us to take our rich musical heritage and combine it in ways that are unexpected and unique".
Not to forget their other albums
The Reverend LordRifa typically explores dark and foreboding soundscapes, and PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH remains yet another journey into an aural funhouse of fractured horns and surprising musical twists and turns.
But, this time, there¹s a ray of sunlight beaming across the desolate
frontier, thanks to some uplifting funk (props to drummer Steve Levy and
bassist Shawna Love here), and vocal mash-ups by Shalee, Ana Kardiam, and the Rev that evoke cool ¹70s funk-jazz cabaret, but as smacked-up by an
outing through THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
The guitars are often angular, biting, and delightfully off-kilter, and are reminiscent of the cutting-edge guitar textures of SCARY MONSTERS-era Bowie.
This is music that challenges, but it¹s also music you won¹t soon forget.
Michael Molenda, Editor-in-Chief, GUITAR PLAYER magazine.