DEVIL’S TALE: Fanfare Ciocarlia join forces with Canadian guitar wizard Adrian Raso
Fanfare Ciocarlia and Adrian Raso first found one another in 2013 at the Metal Works Studio in Toronto - Canada, where they proceeded to produce an album over a series of nighttime recording sessions. Since its spring 2014 release the album Devil’s Tale has been an international sensation. Adrian Raso’s background in Western music and Fanfare Ciocarlia's unmistakable Balkan sound fuse into hearty Rock’n’Roll, persistent swamp grooves and nostalgic 30s swing, very much in the spirit of Django Reinhardt. A wild ride from New Orleans, over the Atlantic and onto Paris, and then, untiringly, deep into the Balkans, through the derelict streets of Detroit and back to urbane Toronto. All the while, Fanfare Ciocarlia follows guitarist Adrian Raso on the remotest stylistic tangents with remarkable ease. They assist, heighten the pressure, take the lead, soften the energy, intensify the plethora of sounds and elaborate the ironic diversions. The guitar holds the reins while the tuba and trumpets lead the way. The heart of the music is king! Listen up! The charm of Devil's Tale could bewitch even old Mephisto himself!