Timeless piano up close.
Over in a very flash, Andrea Viscardi’s new EP ‘Prelude’ is a rolling trio of beautiful piano compositions. Each track has its own distinct beauty to it and they all feel emotive and delicately crafted.
‘Prelude’ is an expressive rolling spiral of notes that cascade along at a fair old pace. It isn’t an immediate melody but Andrea injects a gusto and power to the feeling of the ivories as they flow. ‘Romance’ on the other hand is all melody and ‘in the room’ production. You can hear the wires inside the piano clunk and whistle and the piano itself has a cone blown effect to it. By that I mean it fuzzes out and peaks the mix on purpose. The third track ‘Etude Apres Une Promenade Dans La Nature’ straddles the two styles, offering a floating melody like a falling leaf.
Andrea Viscardi is a very talented composer and performer and what’s here is tastefully restrained with some Italian flair bubbling under. It’s just a mild shame that the EP doesn’t cross even the seven-minute mark. I’d have liked a couple more tracks to break the 10-minute mark for it to feel truly like an EP but what’s here is lovely.
Recommended track: Prelude
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