This is going to be kind of a strange review because the artist-in-question’s album is, to my knowledge, only available through him at shows. I know him because I work with him on weekends at a coffee shop, so I’ve gotten a chance to see him perform a couple of times, so this review is kind of an album review, and kind of a performance review.
Anywho, dude’s name is Wes Allen, but he goes by Señor Symphonifunk. His thing is pre-recorded electronic beats and what-have-you backing his live violin playing. He calls it Classical Contemporary, though the electronic elements kind of blur the line between Classical and Electronic. Because he’s kind of between two genres, it seems to allow him some freedom to go more traditional or more experimental without sounding like he’s changing styles.
His album, called Hooked on Symphoniphonics, as a pretty good representation of what you would get from the live show, partially because I’m sure the beats are the same ones he uses live. As I said, it has a mix of more classical sounding stuff, such as “You’re So Dum (Da Dum Dum), which sounds classical despite the heavy, bassy electronic drums, as well as more electronic fare like the glitch-pop inspired “Gameboy Pizzacato,” and even a couple of instrumental pop songs, such as “Rainbows Make Me Think of You.”
As I said earlier, his CD isn’t (to my knowledge) available for purchase on these inturwebz, but he does have some of the tracks (and a few other songs) on Soundcloud , and you can purchase tracks separately (and give to charity) at his ReverbNation page. He’s got a few videos up on Youtube, too, so even if you can’t buy his album, you can (and should) check him out.