Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Osso & Sufjan Stevens

Run Rabbit Run

Asthmatic Kitty Records

Heads up all dedicated Sufjan fans, or those with a penchant for the unconventional. You may recall Sufjan's 2001 Enjoy Your Rabbit – a glitchy collection of experimental electronic arrangements inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. Well, Run Rabbit Run is that self-same album re-arranged for the string quartet Osso (New Pornos, Kanye, Sufjan). While some the arrangements get slightly lost in translation – with the thoughtful, choppy intrigue of the original rendered busily and clunky – this is essentially a warm, lively recording, and a fitting tribute to our beloved orchestral folk-pop doyen.
Aaron Kennedy

Score: 6/10
Download: Year of the Rooster.
For fans of: Kronos Quartet, Clogs.