Here’s another musician from Argentina, doing an album (almost) entirely on his own.
Bruno Sanfilippo manages to come whit a highly entertaining album.
Bruno also plays mainly instrumental music, but has a musically different approach.
The first thought that comes to mind after listening to “Suite Patagonia” is of Mike Oldfield’s firts albums, specially “Tubular Bells”, thanks to the structure of the tracks and sounds used. Another parallel (but less significant) is to a soundtrack, like “Braveheart”, because of the surprising strong folky influences every now and then.
Bruno even uses some traditional Indian instruments on the CD.
The disc seems to be sort of an instrumental concept and the booklet tells anecdotes of the discovery (by Europeans, that is) and history of Patagonia – in Spanish and English.
Because of the concept, I find it a bit hard to pinpoint a single track as highlight of example.
Despite the fact, that the music doesn’t run trough over the full length and is divided into 7 separate tracks, if feels as a whole. And I think it should be regarded as such.
A great alternative for people who lost their faith in Mike Oldfield!