“Last summer, Maestro were invited to the Chateau du Fëy in French Burgundy to perform live. Instead of going for
their usual power trio formula, they dropped almost all their instruments arsenal, kept one synth, a minimal drum kit
and invited a string quartet to create stripped down chamber orchestra versions of their songs. The result was
beyond everyone’s expectations. And luckily it was recorded. I always love hearing great bands demos and alternate
takes (like The Beatles, Bowie…), when the things are still rough, stripped down. Then you can really hear the
essence of a song. That’s what’s so beautiful with this record, Fred’s intricate string arrangements cast a new light on
Maestro’s sophisticated compositions, Mark’s lyrics and voice take you far away, their music shines like never before.
One last thing, if they ever play in your town, do yourself a favor and go see them live.”