Looking for rock music with strings
December 21, 2004 5:59 AM   Subscribe

I need some music reccomendations. I really enjoy instrumental string music, but have no idea who some of the really good performers are. In particular, I like the style presented in the theme song to "Angel" by Darling Violetta, where strings are mixed with a modern rock sound.
So can anyone reccommend some good artists/albums to check out?
posted by aclevername to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
If you can find a copy of Palm Fabric Orchestra, you'll LOVE it. Try searching for Frank Orrall or Poi Dog Pondering, then looking for side projects. Also, anything by the string ladies in Poi would be perfect for you - look for Susan Voelz or Alison Chesley.
posted by pomegranate at 6:26 AM on December 21, 2004

Sadly, I can't think of any artists directly on point. But if you like more quiet, experimental stuff, I suspect you might like Rachel's. It's the closest thing I can think of, and though it's not terribly close, it is quite good.
posted by gd779 at 6:28 AM on December 21, 2004

Darling Violetta have a couple of albums out, you might check them out.

Another band who melds traditional (well, Celtic) music with contemporary music is The Corrs. The best example is their first record
posted by softlord at 6:32 AM on December 21, 2004

I have no idea what the Angel theme sounds like but if you're looking for strings in rock, you can't go wrong with the fantastic Dirty Three. I'd start with their album Horse Stories.
posted by dobbs at 8:34 AM on December 21, 2004

Metallica's S&M album comes to mind.
posted by icontemplate at 9:47 AM on December 21, 2004

Check out Instrumental.
posted by modofo at 10:06 AM on December 21, 2004

How about Rasputina?
posted by bcwinters at 11:02 AM on December 21, 2004

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