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Between The Seconds

by Invert

An "inverted" string quartet featuring 2 cellos, violin & viola playing dramatic, melodic, dark and driving new music composed by its members.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Salomé
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2. Sonic Eclipse
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3. The Passage, Part 1
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4. Flight of the Killer Bees
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5. Broken Blossoms
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6. The Passage, Part 2
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7. In Bassett Woods
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8. Prelude from Psycho
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9. The Passage, Part 3
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10. Tomorrow Never Knows
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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WE ARE DOWN TO THE LAST 2 CD COPIES OF THIS ALBUM - AND THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO PLANS TO REPRESS IT! IF YOU LIKE HAVING THE BEST SOUND QUALITY AND ARTWORK AS WELL - PLEASE ORDER IT NOW BEFORE IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Invert is a unique New York City based string quartet performing original new music composed by its members, and their own arrangements of other composer's works. Invert's name is taken from their literal inversion of the traditional string quartet format - they feature two cellists instead of the usual two violins.

Unlike the classical channels typical of most string players, the backgrounds of Invert's members are as firmly rooted in rock, jazz and world musics as they are in contemporary new music. These influences are reflected in their compositions, which range from pieces evocative of soundtracks from Expressionist cinema to driving melodic works that often feature open sections of improvisation.

Since it's debut in August 1999, Invert has regularly performed at many renowned New York venues, including The Knitting Factory, Irving Plaza, The Cutting Room, Joe's Pub, and Makor. Their debut CD, containing six original compositions was independently released in 2001, and selections from it have received airplay on WFMU, WZBC and WNYC. They were featured on The Kitchens "String Summit," have recorded string accompaniments for two releases by legendary indie rockers Guided By Voices, and have appeared on bills with artists as diverse as Mission of Burma, Rachel's, Erik Friedlander, Carla Kihlstedt's Two Foot Yard, American Analog Set, Quasi, and Rasputina.

Invert's new full length 2nd CD, "Between The Seconds" was released in January 2004 by Brooklyn based contemporary classical/new music label Capstone Records. This 10 track full length disc contains five original compositions, three improvisations that were spontaneously composed by the group live in the studio, and original arrangements of The Beatle's "Tomorrow Never Knows" and Bernard Herrmann's Prelude from "Psycho."

"Between The Seconds" was recorded on location at Galapagos Art Space, and in the studio at Tiki Recording and Total Sonic Media. Paul Evans Mitchell, renowned for doing sound at Trick Dog Recording and for the string quartet Ethel, joined Invert to engineer the sessions. It was mastered by Paul Zinman, who has worked with Kronos Quartet among many others, at Soundbyte Productions.


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Sean Berry

Why didn't I get this CD a year ago?
I saw this band about a year ago and just now got the CD! When I think about that time that could have been enriched by this music...I love driving to this CD, especially to the version of the theme from "Psycho".

CD Baby


Inverting the string quartet from two violins, viola and cello to two cellos and one violin and viola, "Invert" is, first, a must for Kronos Quartet followers and second, required listening for the forging of contemporary classical string repertoire. In an album composed by its members, "Between The Seconds" takes the listener from driving, ostinato themes that excitedly crescendo with exponential energy to fully expansive and outward-reaching, atmospheric material to imaginative incorporation of world music elements and pop fusion. It is an album that appeals to both the classical academic as well as the "rock cello" interests. In short, there is no pause in the energy and vitality of this group. Extraordinary.

Benjamin Lyons

Astonishing
This is music takes the best of pop enthusiasm and classical skill and presents a unified composition. One of my favorite CD purchases in the past five years.

Frank D'Ippolito

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome-listening to it now.
The innovation with musical form(s?) is more than entertaining-it is emotionally captivating. I'm biased because I'm a sucker for cello, violing, etc. music even though I do not play any instrument.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby.com


Inverting the string quartet from two violins, viola and cello to two cellos and one violin and viola, "Invert" is, first, a must for Kronos Quartet followers and second, required listening for the forging of contemporary classical string repertoire. In an album composed by its members, "Between The Seconds" takes the listener from driving, ostinato themes that excitedly crescendo with exponential energy to fully expansive and outward-reaching, atmospheric material to imaginative incorporation of world music elements and pop fusion. It is an album that appeals to both the classical academic as well as the "rock cello" interests. In short, there is no pause in the energy and vitality of this group. Extraordinary.