Analog Mastered on a classic SSL desk and Studer A80 reel-to-reel by Ian Hawgood.
Release date: 26th March 2020 by ad21
It is the 5th volume of the Piano Textures series started in 2007.
Bruno Sanfilippo’s imagination knows no bounds. The prolific pianist and composer has poured a lifetime exploring contemporary classical patterns and minimalism into his Piano Textures series, records of austere beauty and quiet, melancholic reflection. Piano Textures 5, his latest release, expands on this palette, yet feels freer and looser. From the opening track, which sounds like sunrise on a spring day, Sanfilippo imbues the music with lightness and a sense of optimism – songs float by, as if on a cloud. The result is his most open, engaging work yet, songs for the heart that speak to the joy of life.
“Argentinian pianist & composer Bruno Sanfilippo released Piano Textures 1 in 2007 thus launching a series of thoughtfully sculpted, introspective works that have come to be among the most beloved recordings of his prolific catalog. Introspective melodies and electroacoustic minimalism remain the order of the day, but the radiant yellow tones of the album’s cover hint at the sense of optimism Sanfilippo brings to the latest iteration of the project as well as the warm palette of musical colors from which he draws. Piano Textures 5 is published on Sanfilippo’s ad21 label and will arrive on the 26th of March on both CD and 12-inch vinyl.” Stationary Travels (excerpt)
Thirteen years after the opening of the series with many other releases in between, Sanfilippo offers up a collection of bright works that cover various styles of piano music, rather than just Modern Classical. For the large part this a pure piano album with Sanfilippo showing exactly the knowledge he has gained from the twenty five plus years of his work. This knowledge means that what you are hearing is an artist at one with his instrument and holding all the cards in regards to where he will dictate where the music will sound like or where it will journey to. “Piano Textures 5” is an album well worth checking out for new and old fans and is available on LP, CD and Digital. DRIFTING, ALMOST FALLING (excerpt)
“One year after Pianette, Argentinian composer and musician Bruno Sanfilippo released a new album. Piano Textures 5 is out now via Ad21. It is the 5th volume of the Piano Textures series started in 2007.The prolific pianist and composer has poured a lifetime exploring contemporary classical patterns and minimalism into his Piano Textures series, records of austere beauty and quiet, melancholic reflection” SonOfMarketing wrote (excerpt)
“Gli undici brani senza titolo che forma il lavoro presentano infatti spazi estremamente contenuti tra note di austera bellezza che scorrono lievi, offrendo saggi di luminosa armonia” Raffaello Russo – Rockerilla Mag (excerpt)
“A wonderful record [and a beautiful solid white vinyl as well, mastered on a Studer A80 reel-to-reel tape by Ian Hawgood!] dissolving that imaginary boundary between the contemporary classical and modern solo piano music” Headphone Commute (excerpt)