Daniele Montagner (Ensemble Voyagers) – Chanson Balladée: Archaically Arresting Folk

Daniele Montagner and her collective of sensationally archaic, classically styled musicians who make up Ensemble Voyagers have created yet another stunning masterpiece with their reinvention of Chanson Balladée.

With more folky elements to the compositions we’ve heard from Daniele Montagner previously there was much more of a quaint accessibility to the sound of Chanson Balladée. The instrumentals audibly dance through the melody to the light notes of the flute which lead the way through the rhythmically arresting composition which was originally scored by Luciani, Antonio Riccardo. Whilst medieval music won’t be on the playlists of many of the music buying population the alchemy which it offers comes in the form of unique waves of catharsis. The simplicity of raw acoustic sound arranged with such complexity is definitely worth three minutes of your millennial time.

You can listen to Chanson Balladée which was released on September 10th, 2018 for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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