The New Album By TKG
Album Review and article By Adriana Rubio
“Mozart in Color” is the new album by TKG, the brothers’ trio band from Athens, Greece. A magical album with a unique sound going from classical to electro-ambient-rock music, a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the creation of new songs inspired by Mozart’s greatest compositions while appreciating his music through a prism.
Guitar virtuoso Theodore Kalantzakos said:
“We have composed Mozart in Color, in the same way we would make a new rainbow using the colors of a prism.Mozart is undoubtedly a musical genius who has moved and influenced countless artists. We are not an exception. Firstly as listeners and then as composers, we found ourselves on the other side of his talent’s prism, to meet this wonderful rainbow that Mozart reserves to anyone who gets deeper into his work. We have used this rainbow, as an invaluable treasure, as a palette to re-mix the colors into a new music painting”.
“Mozart in Color” is a 9 tracks album leading the listener to a variety of musical climax without losing the essence of keeping the classical style intact. The album starts with an ambient “Intro” to situate the listener into a thrilling place pretty similar to those found in action chasing-movie-scenes, amazingly created for the opening of an outstanding music painting album. It gets even better with the Green track 1 based on Mozart Symphony N° 40.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is considered one of the greatest composers of all time. His music presents an audacious form of expression and very often has been found intricate and dissonant (in musical terms), so this requires high technical mastery to perform it as well as having a clear understanding of orchestra’s instruments.
I applaud musicians TKG trio brothers band Theodore, Loukas and Nick Kalantzakos not only for their musical talent but the confidence to compose and play through the colors of Mozart’s most notorious compositions.
And while going through the tracks, the listener will find a wide range of exquisite sounds brilliantly performed by Nick Kalantzakos on synth and followed by the creative drumming of Loukas Kalantzakos who can play the strongest beat - hits and then turn to a jazzier counter - tempo drummer creating extreme chasing atmospheres without losing the classical essence of Mozart compositions. My favorite tracks in this regard are the “Intro”, “Green”, “Orange” and “Blue”.
“Mozart in Color” is by far the greatest creation by TKG. Their music palette counts with one of the brightest prisms in the field of experimental - ambient - electro - rock, guitar virtuoso Theodore Kalantzakos on fretless guitar, electric and synth guitars, along with a cretan lyra and a cello.
Theodore’s experience working with orchestras in previous compositions for studio recordings and live shows (Rudolph Shenker Guitarist for Scorpions) as both arranger and composer has given him enough encouragement to lead “Mozart in Color”.
Mozart in Color Track List:
2. Green (based on Symphony No. 40)
3. Orange (based on Serenade No.13 for strings)
4. Pink (based on Piano Concerto No. 21)
5. Turquoise (based on Piano Sonata No. 11)
6. Blue (based on Piano Concerto No. 20)
7. Yellow (based on Piano Sonata No. 8)
8. Red (based on Symphony No. 25)
TKG presented for the first time the new compositions at the ancient theater of Herodes Atticus Odeon, in Athens Greece, opening for the Classic Rock 2, on September 21st and 22nd 2018. Sold out!
Theodore Kalantzakos (Electric, Fretless and Synth Guitars)
Loukas Kalantzakos (Drums)
Nick Kalantzakos (Synth)
Andreas Vargas (Cretan Lyra)
Stavros Parginos (Cello)
Dimitris Staikopoulos (Electricity Sound Studios)
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To purchase “Mozart in Color”, you can visit Spotify, iTunes and/or CDBaby sites.
"Mozart in Color"
A magical album with a unique sound going from classical to electro - ambient - rock music, a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It's by far the greatest creation by TKG!