For those of you new to my blog, when not photographing, I sing with and arrange music with my Balkan a Capella vocal ensemble, Black Sea Hotel. We just found out that our first full-length CD, hot off the press, has been featured as the Editor's Pick on CD Baby today with a nice little review. YAY! Check it out!:

CD Baby, Album Review + Editor’s Pick | January 16th, 2009
 “This 4-piece Bulgarian women’s choir from Brooklyn has not let geography or distance separate them from the heart of Balkan folk music. Their original a cappella arrangements of traditional melodies breathe new life into age-old tunes. The stark vocal blend is emotionally raw, the rhythms economical, the overall aesthetic intuitively focused. Black Sea Hotel’s singing can turn on a dime from soaring, ethereal drones to tight, percussive tones. And from the sound of things, I imagine their live performances in the NYC-area to be both captivating and raucous affairs.”