Not wept in a while? Then try this LP by Argentinian neo-classical composer Bruno Sanfilippo. The second track here ‘Freezing Point’ could melt men with steel hearts. A piano flutters in and out of the mix as if being caught on a breeze, the cello is used in a sparing but devastating fashion, appearing in the mix at just the right moments to add colour to the proceedings. It’s a short tranquil piece of escapist neo-classical and it’s gorgeous. Mastered by Home Normal head Ian Hawgood, the album contains seven pieces of varying themes within the framework of minimalist neo-classical composition.
Generally more abstract than the beautiful ‘Freezing Point’, ‘A Door Opens Forever’ is full of reverbed, slightly discordant piano, cashback comes when the cello enters the fray, it’s not that involved and never over- plays so when it’s around you enjoy every moment. A fine album of contemporary composition sitting somewhere between the Home Normal world of drifting sound art and sweet sounding composers like Max Richter and Yann Tiersen.