With this post I check out the first anniversary compilation from the Italian Lady Blunt label entitled "Meditteraneo" which was released on March the 3rd. "Lady Blunt is celebrating its first year of life by announcing a very special release dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea. The Italian label has commissioned 15 artists with the intention … Continue reading Various Artists – Mediterraneo.
Recently reviewed in these pages, the "Home" album by Lorenzo Masotto (Dronarivm, Lady Blunt Records, Sonder House, Alfa Music, Preserved Sound) is being toured throughout Europe and the US/Canada this year with more dates to be added. "A pianist and composer based in Italy, his musical journey began when he took up the piano at … Continue reading Lorenzo Masotto – Home tour.
This post combines a collection of Italian artists working within and around the Modern Classical frameworks. The Italian scene which includes the likes of Stefano Guzzetti, Ludovico Einaudi and Fabrizio Paterlini is one of the richest and vibrant within this form of music. For further exploration check out this play list on Spotify. The latest … Continue reading Eleuteria – In My Chest / Lorenzo Masotto – Home / Olivia Belli – River Path / Fabio Di Biase – Oceano.
It seems fitting on the one year anniversary of this blog to finally get 'round to reviewing Lorenzo Masotto's "White Materials". This time last year Masotto's "Aeolian Processes" was the first ever review. While the former album came out on the Russian label Dronarivm, this handmade album in an edition of 200 copies was self … Continue reading Lorenzo Masotto – White Materials .
TWENTY GREAT RELEASES OF 2017 I have to admit a sense of dread in compiling this list. These lists can be seen as from arbiters of taste and start well before the year ends. Sometimes it seems in competition to be the first to decree which album/label etc to be the finest of the … Continue reading 2017 : Twenty of the Best List.
One of my favourite albums of 2017 was Lorenzo Masotto's "Aeolian Processes" on Dronarivm. I was excited to see a new self released album, his fourth, arrive in my in box a short while ago. While it is in my (rather large) review queue, this video for the album's fifth track "Trees" is a nice taster. … Continue reading Lorenzo Masotto – Trees (video).
"By the moment my hands touch the piano and I begin to compose, my conscience starts a journey, leaving my body. During its wandering shows me pictures of the places it encounters, creating a sort of connection between my unconscious and my fingers. The colors, the landscapes, the faces of the people it photographs along … Continue reading Lorenzo Masotto – Aeolian Processes.