As we well know, the boys of The National always have their hands full with various musical projects. Much of the time, these projects deal with classically-inclined orchestra-type albums
Barlande tells the musical story of a father and son: Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus, who represent two generations separated by four decades. It combines an ancient way of playing flamenco guitar with a non-traditional approach to cello. It’s music that’s at once quiet and intense. It’s an album of acoustic improvisations, released by a label known primarily for electronica — and produced by a man behind both a popular indie-rock band and an acclaimed classical chamber ensemble. It’s remarkable.
The album was produced by Bryce and recorded in The National’s studio. listen to it on NPR’s website