The Invincible Czars and Fumihito Sugawara

Instrumentalism

Texas Platters

1812 Overture (Future Banana Replacement)

A decade in, the Invincible Czars pair their gonzo art-rock approach with a work suited to the Austinites' grab bag of influences and ambition: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," first unveiled by the Russian composer in 1882. A celebratory piece literally booming with cannons, it also soars more quietly, with crisp flute, electric guitar, and an array of percussion, pulling the 19th century piece into the 21st with both urgency and reverence. ***.5

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Invincible Czars
Prognosis
Prognosis
Mayantology, Imaginal Cells, Martyrs of the Alamo (Record Review)

Michael Toland, Sept. 27, 2013

Texas Platters
The Invincible Czars
Fortissimo (Record Review)

Audra Schroeder, Aug. 7, 2009

More Music Reviews
Top 10 Box Sets of 2018
Brian Eno
Music for Installations (Record Review)

Dan Gentile, Dec. 7, 2018

Texas Platters
Jeffrey Zeigler/Golden Hornet
The Sound of Science (Record Review)

Jeremy Steinberger, Nov. 30, 2018

More by Adam Schragin
Sad Music for Somber People
Sad Music for Somber People
Toasting My Education and its dearly departed

Jan. 11, 2013

Free Week Live Shots Part 1
Eagle Claw, Tia Carrera, Megafauna, Flesh Lights, Smoke & Feathers, My Education
Highlights from first half of Free Week

Jan. 11, 2013

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Invincible Czars, Fumihito Sugawara

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle