Friday, November 29, 2013

The Harp Twins launch a two-pronged Harp Attack with a pair of new albums

Logic holds that if one of something is good, then two of it must somehow be better.

At least that's what the geek chic musical duo The Harp Twins believe, as they've just launched not one but two new albums (editor's note - I totally called this!)

Camille and Kennerly Kitt announced the awesomely named Harp Attack and less-awesomely named Harp Fantasy albums this week, giving fans of their harp covers a chance to finally buy their music via CD Baby.

You might remember the identical Harp Twins from their incredible covers of video game melodies including Final Fantasy and Skywind/Morrowind.  Also, they completely nailed the opening theme of HBO's Game of Thrones on a pair of electric harps.

All of these tracks and more - including Mario Kart's "Rainbow Road", Skyward Sword's "Ballad of the Goddess", and the main theme of Star Trek - can be found on Harp Fantasy.  While most of the tracks are only around 2 minute long, it's the only place I know of where you can find a harp cover of "The Rains of Castamere" or the Doctor Who opening theme.

Harp Attack, on the other hand, will appeal to fans of heavy metal and classic rock alike as it features brilliant covers of Metallica's "Nothing else matters", Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here", AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", and Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't fear the Reaper".

Both albums will set you back a most $12.97 (each) and while Harp Fantasy is the easy recommendation for most who read this site, it might be worth nabbing Harp Attack if only for the album name.