"Escorted/The Road” is the beautifully composed finale of the Suite for a Young Girl. It features Malthe Rostrup on piano, Andreas Führer on Flugelhorn and guitar, and of course Cæcilie on vocals.
“Escorted/The Road” derives from a suite of songs orchestrated and illustrated by classical instruments, midi orchestrations, manipulated voices and real sounds – of dripping water, a ball game etc. Altogether a collage forming a cinematic story with a narrator changing faces, voices and point of views throughout the suite. Musically the suite features many different sounds, styles and references, from the classical impressionism, Bulgarian folk choir, soul music etc, it is a collage with Cæcilie as the a narrator leading you through these patchwork textures of musical genres, real life sounds and lyrics nodding at different writers with its mysterious cinematic narration – almost like a theater play made for radio.
The music of CTM is truly compelling in its dark and touching sonic explorations where synthetic strings, minimalist beats, piano bursts and elaborate vocal phrasings, tennis-samples and more forms the narrative.