Classic FM Album of the Week, 26 January 2015. Hauntingly beautiful arrangements from a superior vocal ensemble.
In the last couple of years, VOCES8 have become one of the world's most exciting and versatile vocal groups, their repertoire ranging across the centuries - from Renaissance music to jazz and pop arrangements.
Their debut album on the Decca label, Eventide , set out to create a determinedly ethereal mood to suit the title. There were enchanting modern arrangements of ancient latin hymns as well as contemporary classics.
This latest release, Lux – Latin for 'light' – follows in similar vein, setting out to convey the light-related themes of radiance, hope and comfort. From the haunting O Nata Lux by Thomas Tallis , through Elgar 's vocal version of Nimrod , coming up to date with Teardrop by Massive Attack.
As we have come to expect, the eight voices blend perfectly together and the effect is hauntingly beautiful.