A cappella ensemble True Life Trio and multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus collaborate on Like Never & Like Always, inspired by the music and poetic traditions of Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
The True Life Trio specializes in the beautiful vocal harmonies of Eastern Europe, which they showcase on Like Never & Like Always, along with interplay between the singers and mesmerizing ethereal vocal work. Gari Hegedus plays a wide-range of string instruments from various traditions. He also uses a new musical instrument called the tarhu, which is described as a type of spike fiddle. Hegedus often uses his instruments on this album to create a drone effect that gives the listener a trance-like sensation.