Sixteen original songs - 61 minutes. 7 vocals/ 9 instrumentals.
A lushly arranged mix of tunes using only 3 guitars: an acoustic,
a digital guitar, and an electric guitar.
The one-hour CD contains 16 Cloutier originals that run the gamut
of style and texture. Seven of the songs are vocals and nine are
instrumentals that blend elements of jazz, folk, pop, classical
and new age music.
This particular collection was recorded using only three guitars
-- an acoustic, a digital and an electric. With a digital guitar,
you can synthesize a large variety of sounds. Many of the sounds
chosen to use on this CD are reminiscent of traditional acoustic
instruments such as: flute, piano, bass, strings, trumpet, sax,
banjo, and accordion with the acoustic guitar and voice serving
as the focal point.
At times, Curious House sounds more like a whole orchestra of musicians rather than one
guy with a guitar, recording one part at a time. The only other
instrument used here is Mike Hildebrandt's violin in the song