Although Ricardo Viñes (1875—1943) was active during the “golden age” of pianism, he deliberately pursued an entirely different musical path from his fellow practitioners. He is perhaps best categorized with the Catalan school of pianists, a group of formidable players that included Albéniz, Granados, Malats, Mompou, and de Larrocha. It goes without saying that Viñes became one of the leading interpreters of the Spanish piano literature.
The Gray Vines are a New Jersey based duo who embrace the strange and are putting their own post-modern spin on 90’s rock-n-roll.
Escapist, lush synth-pop with nods ‘70s California. For their third album, Empire of the Sun tapped a dream team of legendary musicians to lend their talents: Henry Hey and Tim Lefebvre from David Bowie’s Blackstar band, Prince bandmate Wendy Melvoin, and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. The latter helped write “To Her Door,” which is as warm and wistful as Fleetwood’s “Gypsy” or Empire’s own “Walking on a Dream.”