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CROMO piano & drones

by Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow

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ETFoster Minimalistic bliss melding the best of both piano and ambient worlds. Favorite track: CROMO piano & drones 1.
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RotoDisk A stunningly beautiful album! Favorite track: CROMO piano & drones 3.
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doctsect Such a lovely album. Favorite track: CROMO piano & drones 1.
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Jimi «Oh! What a wonderful breeze!»
said one god to the other. Favorite track: CROMO piano & drones 5.
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Dotflac Two years after Ambessence, Mathias Grassow and Bruno Sanfilippo return with Cromo, taking over their work exactly where they left us, floating somewhere between the clouds and the stars at dusk.

The dronescapes are more penetrating and haunting in Cromo, while the lush piano develops its sensitive part, resulting in a transcendant listening experience.

Ambessence pulled us in clear skies, but Cromo definitely sends us towards the infinity of the cosmos, amongst glittering stars.

Soulful. Favorite track: CROMO piano & drones 1.
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Möbius Frequency Track 6 will transport you to another world.
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  • CD · Cromo piano & drones
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    This release from 2010 offers 62 minutes of ambient piano music.
    Delicate piano melodies blend with controlled drones to produce tuneage of a highly relaxing nature.
    Sanfilippo settles down and lets his fingers caress the ivories, coaxing forth languid chords that sinuously undulate into soothing melodies.
    The music is soft and personal, drawing the listener into a realm of crisp piano expressions which incite pleasant moods.
    The songs are restrained and consist mainly of gentle notes that glisten as they drift on the air.
    Meanwhile Grassow applies crafted drones to the melodies, generating layers of atmospheric moodiness which hangs shimmering in the background. These texturals enhance the traditional piano melodies with their ethereal embellishment, flavoring the recital medium with the modern touch of tenuous electronics.
    The last track is a long one, allowing the music to unfurl at a calm pace and gradually evolve into variations of gentle character.
    These compositions achieve a lovely temperament, combining classical keyboards with electronic enhancement in a very tender manner.
    An introspective disposition is created that seeps into the listener's cortex and smoothes the cerebral folds into a mental landscape of high serenity.

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Check out 'Ambessence piano & drone' (1st collaborative work) between this artists) bit.ly/2P2W6Ef

by John Shanahan - hypnagogue.net
My appreciation for Bruno Sanfilippo's music has grown over his past few releases. First he caught my ear with the spacey constructs of Auralspace; then he deftly blended beautiful piano melodies with understated electronics on Piano Textures 2. Now, teaming up with renowned ambient artist Matthias Grassow, he brings the feel of those two discs together perfectly—and elevates it—in CROMO.
In these six untitled tracks, Sanfilippo and Grassow maneuver deftly around each other in a set of perfect dances.
The balance is superb, with neither element overpowering the other. There is rise and fall, movement and stillness.
Empty spaces are gracefully filled by sounds that flow into the moment at the right moment.
As always, Sanfilippo's piano playing is patient, notes hanging and hovering, quietly describing the emotional stories here.
Grassow's drones work their way from dust-in-sunlight glimmers to dark-spin drifts—his creations in Track 4 have such a distinct Steve Roach feel
I had to check my iPod to see if I'd moved on to another CD! This is a disc I gladly put on repeat for low-volume looping, and which is absolutely fulfilling when given a deep, attentive listen. CROMO piano & drones is a Hypnagogue Highly Recommended CD.


released May 5, 2010

Second collaborative work between Bruno & Mathias.
Recorded at Onix Studio, Barcelona and at Akroasis Studio, Wiebaden, 2010


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Bruno Sanfilippo Barcelona, Spain

►Exclusive items and lossless audio available◄ Bruno is an Argentinian classically trained musician, producer, and composer based in Barcelona who writes for strings, piano, and electronics. In 1998 he started as a producer for ad21, a personal platform and label. His Piano Textures series, started in 2007, is one of Sanfilippo’s most representative set of recordings. ... more

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