Clarinetto Reeds approaches performance and composition from a sheer love for music, and this shines beautifully throughout these recordings. Rather than merely presenting melodies and structures, you can hear and indeed feel a level of soul in the playing, and this makes all the difference.
Alexandre Perotto impresses every time, but more than this – he engages his audience, creating something specifically for them; building bridges between us with these gorgeously expressive works of art.
There’s a pulse about it all, a living energy that connects in a powerful way. You recognise the traits of the piece, the notes and the pauses, the quiet and the loud instances of expression.
Why Can’t We Pretend undoubtedly sees Sharon Lia Band at their most creative and beautifully emotive. Powerful in essence and perfectly well captured so as to let that strength really stand tall.
Away From The Silence is more than just an album, this is a conceptual journey through a specific story-line – one that brings together fiction and genuine reflections on life and the realities we build in our minds.
The entire album compiles these sonnets and sees Dzardanova pay tribute to a legendary creative by expressing her own inherently creative desires in reaction to that inspiration. It’s a brilliant idea in itself, and to hear it come to life in these recordings makes for a memorably unique listening session.
Magle showcases many different sides to his personality and his creative drive throughout the project, there’s no single word to explain the way the music works, or why -it just does, and defiantly so. A breath of fresh air and a pleasure to listen through.
To even have it cross your mind to create an entire album of music following the lines of a timeless poem such as this is incredibly rare & creatively free in itself. Peter Cavallo’s passion for music & the arts is limitless. This project is yet another that’s something of a dream to lose yourself within for a while.
Impressive, enjoyable from start to finish. It’s so great to have music play that feels ‘Christmassy’ but that isn’t compiled of the same two-dozen songs we hear every year.
Crimson Calamity paint a crystal clear series of scenes and offer unexpected poetic depth on this original seasonal song First Snow.
The unpredictability starts to line up with your own emotional reactions to it. Rather than just listening, you’re involved – your emotions tumble down the very same rabbit hole as the music.
If you’re searching for a playlist this winter that feels seasonal – brings warmth, calm, togetherness – but that doesn’t quite line up with the big-band, vocal-driven feel of the majority of releases, Winter Romance is easily worth a look.