Bruno Sanfilippo is a talented musician and composer with a knack for creating intricate ambient melodies. Living in Barcelona and the founder of the ad21 label, his classically trained skills have been evolved and refined over an impressive 20 year career, collaborating with a host of well known musical names and being the driving creative force behind a number of feature film soundtracks. His latest album, ‘Inside Life’ was recorded throughout 2013/14, and is another elegant and beautiful chapter in his blossoming career. With a focus on minimalism, there is a intricately woven atmosphere of sweeping strings, arching piano notes, and haunting, wandering melodies. Although ‘Inside Life’ is in many way a contemporary classical piece, there is such a rich tapestry of techniques and influences woven into the album that it manages to transcend simple instrumentation and become a work of true aural majesty. Through the clever combinations of textures and tones, Sanfilippo has created a complex mixture of emotive songs, reaching through the melancholic chords of ‘A Door Opens Forever’ to the stirring, sometimes haunting tones of the title track, while managing to capture every inch of the emotive spectrum inbetween. In the 44 minutes that the album stretches to, the combination of piano, cello, pristine production, and sparse vocals create a riveting and deeply evocative journey through Sanfilippo’s musical landscape, and while it might be minimalist in terms of composition, there is more than enough contained within ‘Inside Life’ to make every listen thoroughly enjoyable.