“One comes away from this debut awed by how deeply connected the musicians are, and the fact that the album was recorded live with no editing makes the accomplishment all the more impressive. If ever a set of musical performances warranted the word communion, it’s this one.” – Textura

“An artistic tour de force […] Kamancello sees a master artist and a rising star challenge each other to create something out of thin air with breathtaking results.” – Alex Newton | Sputnikmusic

 

“[…] One of the most joyous and incantatory things I’ve heard all year.”
– Joe Surdna | AudioStream

“Their East-meets-West sound contrasts and complements in consistently exciting ways, with neither player overshadowing or overstepping the other; theirs is a most harmonious union […]” – Exclaim!

“Perhaps the biggest surprise (although not to Constellation fans) is that the duo hails from Canada. As such, they represent even greater beliefs: that cultures can mingle without losing their distinct identities, and that diversity inspires richness. In the end, Kamancello is an explosion of joy. The national origin doesn’t matter; we can all hear unity in these grooves.” – A Closer Listen

“The two musicians have obvious chemistry: their improvisations are nearly seamless.” – Daniel Glassman | Musicworks magazine

 

Credits

released October 13, 2017

Kamancello is:

Raphael Weinroth-Browne | Cello
Shahriyar Jamshidi | Kamanche

Recorded and mixed by Leon Taheny
Mastered by Fedge

Photography and illustration by Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Design and layout by Bryan W. Bray