With their new CD, lovedeathbeauty, Green Man offers a unique presentation. The palette of sounds is large and varied, combining acoustic instruments (flutes, whistle, accordion, uilleann pipes, cittern & sitar) with electronica, loops, beats and samples, rock guitar, Eastern rhythms, and lush vocal harmonies. Building on traditional lyrics and melodies, the band delivers a cinematic soundscape, ranging from Celtic to Appalachian to Arabic that is unique, exciting and fresh. Live shows occasionally feature any combination of bellydancers, firedancers, Irish step-dancing, hula hoops and video montages. GREEN MAN have shared the stage with Battlefield Band, Black 47, Celtic Soul, Cowboy Junkies, The Frames, Gaelic Storm, Arlo Guthrie, Talitha MacKenzie, Todd Rundgren, Show Of Hands, Seven Nations, and The Young Dubliners, among many others. Martin Morrisey's dancing feet have appeared with The Chieftains and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Music Style: Celtic / World / Electronica Similar Artists: Afro Celt Sound System, Dead Can Dance, Portishead, Massive Attack, 1 Giant Leap, Zero 7 Press Reviews: 'I like (it) very much. It's a very interesting approach... much more authentic than Riverdance music, it (has) a much nicer edge to it.' --Joe Boyd, Producer (Pink Floyd, REM, 10,000 Maniacs) 'Green Man combines Celtic and Eastern music to sometimes startling effect. The music is all lush and lovely, like Enya touring with Lawrence of Arabia.' --Listen.com 'Too many Irish bands in Los Angeles fit into one of two categories - Celtic rock a la drums, electric guitar and bass slaughtering 'Brown-Eyed Girl' or 'Fisherman's Blues' - or strictly traditional, overly polite bands. Green Man is a band of solid musicianship that electrifies...their willingness to experiment is refreshing.' --Dave Soyars, Irish Herald (San Francisco) 'Green Man's music is rooted in Celtic - but the instrumentation takes them around the world, and even into space, while held together with incredible rhythm.' --John Wilmott, Celtic Ways.
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