Accordion: Mario Romeo
"Fractals" composed by Wolfgang Plagge
"Capriccio" composed by Albin Repnikov
You may already know Sicilian accordion solist and composer Mario Romeo from his soulful "Canto della Ginestra" that was recorded at home during Coronavirus lockdown and released on May Day (if you missed it, it's still here for you: almendramusic.bandcamp.com/track/canto-della-ginestra
Check it out!).
This new single was recorded in late February - just a few days before Italy was locked down - at our Almendra production facilites in Palermo (Sicily), like almost all of our catalogue. Now we properly mixed and mastered those studio recordings, and here's this new double single for you to enjoy!
To us it seems appropriate for this times, as the virtuosic music Mario chose to record is both a reflection on and a declaration of our collective need to break and expand the boundaries of our mindset, and also to do so with an approach at once scrupulous and exuberant.
The two pieces in this single are:
- "Fractals" by Norwegian (Dutch-rooted) composer and pianist Wolfgang Plagge (b.1960)
- "Capriccio" by Russian bayan virtuoso and composer Albin Repnikov (1932 - 2007).
The powerful artwork is a visual response to the music and the underlying concept, made by Almendra art director, visual artist and graphic designer Antonio Cusimano a.k.a. 3112htm.
This single is released as a "name your price" product, so that if you can afford to pay something to help artists and technicians then you can, but if you can't afford that, you can still have your much needed music even for 0. In fact we have put all our releases as "name your price" products until further notice, so that everyone can satisfy their need of music even if they cannot spend money on it during these difficult times we're all going through.
Thank you for your time and attention.