Album Review: Respiri by Corde Oblique

Album Name: Respiri
Artist: Corde Oblique
Year/Label: 2006 / Ark Records

[Buy at Ark Records]

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
a Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Riccardo Prencipe plays most of the instruments here, but others handle the vocals.

The musical style is hard to pin down, but it’s a fine listen by any standards. Prencipe fuses folk music with classical and what might be called “world music”(whatever that means nowadays.)

“My Promise” has stunning vocals by Caterina Pontrandolfo and fluid guitar lines by Prencipe.

“Eventi” follows and is achingly lovely. The lead vocal by Corrado Videtta is sensuous and deep and adds immensely to the track.

“Orme” features lead vocals by Alessandra Santovito (formerly of Gothica) and it’s a stunning song. Its calm ambience is intriguing and Prencipe’s virtuosity with the instruments is apparent.

The album ends with the glorious “Winds of Fortune”. This is a fabulous album.

Posted on March 29, 2006

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. My Promise
3. Eventi
4. Waves
5. Di parigi
6. Ascesi
7. Orme
8. Fantasia sui Tasti Bianchi
9. A guitar sounded like a lute
10. Dentro
11. Le onde
12. Progressive
13. Winds of Fortune

[Corde Oblique Official Site]

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