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Welcome to the EvO:R Carrera Reviews Section.
I would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Bill
Carrera and I am the new music reviewer here at Evor. I wanted to let you know a little
about my thoughts on music. It's important to let the people that I review know how I
think of and listen to music.
First of all I believe that if your music sucks then
the world should know about it! After all, you have the nerve to charge as much for
your stuff as the majors do so it better be pretty damn good, and if it is, I'll also
tell the world. I'll hold nothing back!
Review of the Artist Karl Kalbaugh
What most people know about the didgeridoo is found in the lyrics
to Rolf Harris' classic song "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, "Play your
didgeridoo, Blue, play your didgeridoo. Keep playing 'til I shoot
through, Blue, play your didgeridoo. All together now!"
In addition to providing music for various National Geographic projects,
sound designer and audio mixer Karl
has released his first CD, Terra Nova. Inspired by Kahlil Gibran's
The Prophet, all proceeds from the disc will go to the Stop Hunger
Now organization. "Imagine world peace, says Karl."
We imagine it's got a groovy didgeri-beat.
Karl Kalbaugh is EvOR's resident Didgeridoo player. The didgeridoo is an Aboriginal
instrument from Australia. I had no idea what a Didgeridoo is so I though I would add
a small and limited description to the beginning of this review.
A Didgeridoo is possibly the oldest known wind instrument, traditionally made from eucalyptus branches or saplings.
Then, naturally hollowed by termites. The shape and size determine the sound and pitch
of the instrument. Wax will sometimes be used at a large end to fashion the mouthpiece.
Karl, please feel free to add other information you feel necessary to this description.
Sometimes we get so involved with our new gadgets we forget how nice a natural sound can
be. It is so nice to push a few buttons and have an organ stacked on top of a piano, with
strings. Karl Kalbaugh is able to bring the feeling of many instruments out in the playing
of the Didgeridoo, a very old and natural instrument. This is not to say that he doesn't
understand the use of the triple stacked midi instrument. In the song "Nocturne" there is
a definite primal theme, with his Didgeridoo driving the background rhythms, a tribal vocal
style, and some other talented musicianship it was hard not to really enjoy this song.
It has a good rhythm that's easy to get into without being an overdone in your face jazz
The feel of most of Karl's music is reminiscent of nature. He brings the sounds of nature
to the forefront, and uses it as a basis for his music. Karl is also a Television Sound
Designer. You may have heard his work on the National Geographic Channel or your local
PBS station. He has produced music and has played the Didgeridoo. You can go to the National
Geographic web page and listen to some of his music. When I hear someone's music I want
to say, "they sound like," with Karl it's not that simple. You hear the jazz influences in
his music, but the unmistakable sounds of nature are always there. His music is relaxing
without putting you to sleep. Interesting without being wild and overbearing. If you are
looking for a good melody with a primal impulse take a listen to Karl Kalbaugh.
Want a member of the EvO:R review staff to review your music?
It will be honest and above all, very interesting.
All you need to do is send your CD to:
8021 Sunset Dr
Reviews will appear in the order that CD's are sent so don't delay
as it takes a couple weeks now and we just got started!