on March 24, 2001
Warning: this album contains haunting and addictive melodies you'll want to listen to repeatedly. Lord describes this as his most accessible album, although he doesn't think it his best. Many of his fans disagree. Sarabande is an intriguing mix of classical, jazz and rock music from the pen of a talented and sometimes under-rated composer. While not as experimental or as audacious as earlier works such as Concerto and Gemini Suite, it contains a wider snapshot of Lord's ecclectic musical tastes (gained, he says, from his father). Expressive and heartfelt keyboards complemented by fine guitar, bass and drum work. Well worth $US12, even for those of us labouring under faltering currencies.