Who says that violins can't rock? The Section Quartet, a string quartet created specifically for playing rock music, was born from a successful series of tribute albums and has quickly become the focal point for alternative interpretations of songs by artists such as Radiohead, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd and even The Darkness. "No Electricity Required" is the debut album from The Section Quartet, and features the songs from their live set that never fail to whip an audience into a frenzy.
Linda Perry (of 4 Non Blondes fame and writer of Christina Aguilera's smash hit, "Beautiful") says of TSQ, "After the pleasure of working with their beautifully crafted arrangements in and outside of the studio, The Section Quartet is by far one of the most unique quartets I have ever heard. They're a quartet but if you close your eyes you hear a symphony."
The Section Quartet has collaborated in the studio or on stage with critically acclaimed artists such as Wilco, Grant-Lee Phillips, A Perfect Circle, Fiona Apple, Something For Kate, Sam Phillips, Christina Aguilera, Pink, David Bowie, Jon Brion, Adam Green, the Zombies and Danny Lohner (of Nine Inch Nails), just to name a few.
Reviewing The Section Quartet's headlining show at Hollywood's Largo in August 2002, The Los Angeles Times said, "They smartly sidestepped the tributees' most obvious songs, and Gorfain's arrangements proved entertainingly spirited and accomplished...these classicists seemed a lot less pretentious than the rock stars they honored." California's Inland Empire outlet Press-Enterprise states, "There are two types of tribute albums - faithful-to-the-spirit re-creations that sometimes border on reverence, or playful cross-genre mismatches. [The Section Quartet]'s series of tributes turns out to be both. The discs don't just turn children of the rock era onto classical music - they can expose classical lovers to new things, too."
The Section Quartet's new album, "No Electricity Required" bridges the gap between rock and classical music in a way that's sure to excite and inspire fans of both.