Notes and Editorial Reviews
They may look like a pop, rock, or crossover group, but don't be fooled! I FURIOSI is the hottest new baroque ensemble on the scene, reinventing the traditional classical music experience, and we are happy to announce the release of their commercial debut CD, CRAZY. CRAZY is an exciting and diverse program of musical pieces whose premise is either insanity itself, or is the product of the disturbed mind of the composer. The album matches unparalleled performances with, painstakingly crafted program notes that provide insight into both the composer's own vision, however twisted, and the broad social themes of their day. The program which includes masterworks by some of the greatest composers of the 16th - 18th century is concluded in contrast by a beautifully haunting rendition of Suzanne by master song writer Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. In developing its programming, I FURIOSI worked diligently to craft themes linked to current events, to provide contemporary audiences with an insight into historical themes that are entertaining as well as educational. The detailed liner notes provide insight behind the selection of each track. Having amassed a large and growing following, this group of inspired, informed and enormously talented musicians performs programs of music rarely heard on stage, with an unparalleled and unusual fervor and sex-appeal. These daring musicians are the edgy new voice in the early music world and the configuration of string trio and soprano allows a wide range of repertoire to be performed. I FURIOSI's independently released first CD, Defiled is my Middle Name, has garnered critical acclaim and sold outstandingly well since its release. Please visit our YouTube site www.youtube.com/user/DorianRecordings to experience the VIDEO for "E pur cosi, Piangero la sorte mia, from Giulio Cesare" by Handel, produced by Sono Luminus. In the first week that video had over 1000 views and has spawned tons of interest into the album, and the group. This album is also one of the first Digipak releases from Dorian Sono Luminus, printed on recycled paper in an effort to reduce our manufacturing impact on the environment. Full liner notes will be available online at www.dorian.com in a print ready PDF. The only thing hotter than this group's look is their performance, and you'd be CRAZY to miss it!!! I Furiosi is available NOW!