Some of the most interesting music is created in the crossing point between different genres. Corciolli’s new release Infinito is a New Age music album, but we also get a taste of tango, jazz and bossa nova. Infinito is a wonderful album filled with surprises.
Brazilian composer Corciolli has released over 20 albums over the last two decades. Infinito features guest performances by soprano Gracieli Valverde, saxofonist Ma3 and Leonardo Padovani on the violin and er-hu – a Chinese spike fiddle. Infinito is the Portuguese word for infinity. The name tells a lot about Corciolli’s artistic approach; this is in every way a grand album.
Infinite Love Song
The opening track, Dream of Us, instantly takes us on a voyage to Corciolli’s soundscape. The laid back piano melody, the synth pads and saxophone are simply exquisite. Next track out is Corciolli’s version of Dolores Duran´s 1959 hit A Noite do Meu Bem. The violin sounds amazing, even if you don’t know the original song. The positive and chilled atmosphere continues with the bossa nova track Mono Na Aware. It is breathtakingly beautiful.
From a New Age music perspective it really gets interesting with Dandelion. The song has a slow build-up, but when it gets going from about 3 minutes and 20 seconds it is well worth the wait; The theme is out-of-this-world amazing. I also enjoy Melodia Sentimental, which has an atmosphere fans of Secret Garden will enjoy.
Infinite Love Song is another reason for checking out this album. Its thoughtful vibe and saxophone melody are beautiful beyond words. Other great tracks here are Solace and San Telmo. I must also mention Michal Karcz’ amazing cover. It has the same perspective as Corciolli’s music; floating high above a distant world.
In conclusion; if you are looking for an inspired and quite different album, Infinito is a great choice. Its sound is modern, bold and not constricted by genre conventions.
Score: 93/100 – See how I rate music here