How do you make five musicians sound like a full-on orchestra? Ask Other Lives, an Oklahoma-based ensemble that makes beautifully cinematic music on their album "Tamer Animals" (TBD Records). They're playing tonight in Chapel Hill -- see the preview in Friday's paper for details.
Other Lives: Strength in few numbers
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.