Thursday, May 29, 2008

Balanescu Quartet's "The Model"

Although Kraftwerk's original version of "The Model" (lyrics in English or German) is very good as well, my take is that The Balanescu Quartet (finally they've got a nice website: congrats!) added that something extra to it. So I'd say I like their cover even better than the original (and this hasn't much to do with the fact that I've met Alex Balanescu twice at small concerts he gave in London when I was there etc, see also my previous posts mentioning the Balanescu Quartet e.g. here or here or here). Anyway, without further ado, here's the super nice rendition of "The Model", placing together David Byrne (of, e.g., Talking Heads fame) and The Balanescu Quartet.

3 comments:

ElectroBlog Ro said...

excelent album, the model is absolutely superb :)

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agentorange said...

Check out the new Balanescu Quartet video of Kraftwerk's The Model:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH_VKWStK98
And also MUTE launches 'An Introduction To...' Compilation.
First to be out are: Balanescu Quartet and I Start Counting / Fortran 5 / Komputer.
For more information check: http://anintroductionto.tumblr.com/

Sebi Buhai said...

Thanks, looks great; will check it out in more details as soon as more spare time.