The Phantom Listeners Reviews

“Lydia Kakabadse’s beguiling and richly textured music is sung and played here by an excellent ensemble of musicians”

“This haunting musical drama [The Phantom Listeners] is beautifully orchestrated and suitably dramatic”

“gorgeous Arabian Rhapsody Suite”

NEW CLASSICS – August 2015

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“whilst mastering counterpoint perfectly, she makes wonderful use of her material by means of a high quality structure”

“brilliant in respect of writing and musical ideas”

“immeasurable admiration”

JAZZ & TZAZ – February 2013

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“The performance is generally excellent.  It is unfailing, appealing and well crafted”.

INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW – March 2012


“extraordinarily appealing”  “delectable”

“well written, melodic and effective – characteristics of all of Kakabadse’s music”

“This is in effect a cantata and a fine one at that…. The work is lightly but beautifully orchestrated by Kakabadse”.

MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL – September 2011

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intriguing”

“its rhythms and phrasing evoked the exotic sounds of Marrakesh”

CHRISTOPHER SMITH – EDP – March 2009



BLOG REVIEWS


“a beautiful album”; “truly elegant”

Sixty Plus Surfers [Blog] – February 2015


“a definite delight”; “a lovely gem”; “wonderful Arabian fantasy”

Write Out Loud [Blog] – February 2015


“timeless classic”

“distinct allusion to Middle Eastern music, which is brilliantly interwoven within the classical themes”

Rambling Through Parenthood [Blog] – January 2015


“Russian Tableaux – most beautiful, haunting melodies”

“This passionate and inspirational album is a modern classic”

  Chez Maximka [Blog] – January 2015


“everything I could have wanted …. and more”

“a strong set of music tracks”

“perfect….…just right for inspiring young imaginations”

The Maz Shack (#2) [Blog] – December 2014


“This CD, The Phantom Listeners, has become a resident in our car for long journeys”

Plutonium Sox [Blog] – December 2014

 

“Russian Tableaux  – Simply amazing track from the very talented British composer.  Regardless of your musical disposition, it is impossible not to appreciate the talent showcased in this brilliant track.  Perfect for some thoughtful relaxation”

Booze & Reviews [Blog] – October 2014

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