Sudden Quietness, the title of the opening track, aptly sums up the timbre of this exquisitely restful album.
This is Bruno Sanfilippo’s 19th release so you have to believe him when he states, via his website, that he is mining an “inexhaustible source”.
The Argentinian neo-classical composer now lives in Barcelona where this album was recorded, at the Onix II studio.
The seven tracks feature Sanfilippo on piano and electronics with subtle cello accompaniment from Julián Kancepolski.
On Camille, a tribute to French composer of the Litzt school Camille Sain Saëns (1835-1921), the barely discernable voice of Mariel Aguilar adds a ghostly presence.
Sanfilippo’s skill lies in creating a sense of stillness and the illusion of simplicity.
It is a study in calm which would be ideal as soothing background music or a soundtrack for practicing meditation.