Di Indomito Incanto - Review
This is the solo project of Carlo De Filippo, better known here as part of the project Oniric
and so is not new to the pages of Gothic Paradise.
It is a pleasure to review this album here which features a great collection of insrumental pieces. For those familiar with the music from Oniric
, you can hear some of the similarities between both projects from the subtle cabaret to the soft neo-classical elements. On this album we're presented with a nice collection of music spanning thirteen excellent tracks for fans of instrumental neo-classical music.
The album starts out with a somber military folk piece "Del Perduto Eco" with drumming snare over a composition of beautiful insrumental loops, building one on top of the other until arriving at a bombastic climax before suddenly fading into a somber favorite from this album "Estatico Imbrunir". At this point and throughout much of the rest of the album the music moves along more softly and sweetly thann the introductory track with a few exceptions. The variety of the music is really nice considering it's all instrumental with the exception of one piece. With soft and subtle percussion coming out on some while a variety of strings and piano loops remain the foundation on most others.
I'm not normally a huge fan of modern instrumental music, sometimes I just get bored over time, yet at the same time I love classical music, especially from the great composers like Beethoven
among many others, especially with piano music. Within the neo-classical genre, artists often harken back to these great styles and so for these artists I've really grown to enjoy various types of instrumental music. This artist is one of those that I've really grown to enjoy with a very dynamic range of instruments including aforementioned percussion along with various synths and electronics over the soft and beautiful piano.
The album overall is captivating, but I can't help but mention a few favorites here that have really attracted my attention and have become favorites to include on our Gothic Paradise Ethereal show. The somber moods of "Estatico Imbrunir" with a mix of modern electronics and classic piano are memserizing on this piece. The title track also quickly became a favorite with it's soft and somber moods, slowly building with a soft piano introduction and slowly adding subtle layer upon layer before creating a dynamic masterpiece. After drifting through various dynamic spellbinding selections, we are presented with "Talune Nostalgia" with it's hypnotic piano loops over a lilting rhythm that lures and lulls the listener into a dream-like state. In similar style "Attimi, Imminenti" also lures and captivates the listener with it's subtle strings backing the hypnotic piano as this short song maintains the same haunting mood. As we slowly move towards the end of the album we're presented with an incredible treasure with "Daffodils", the only vocal track on the album showing that even with how remarkable the instrumental music is, the minute you add some beautiful vocals to it, the music takes on a whole new personality. At this point "Rugiada" serves as the finale to the album and wraps it up perfectly.
Hopefully the reader can capture in some small way the nature of this music and feel mesmerizing beauty of it all. Once again, highly recommended for fans of neo-classical music with a taste of cabaret or steampunk mixed in for just a bit of fun. Listen for yourself and enjoy!