The album consists of original songs, with lyrics also inspired by poems from international literature.
Eight tracks divided between shorter pieces, almost interludes, and longer, more structured compositions, with more room for improvisation.
'A chi esita' is the title of singer and songwriter Valentina Fin's new album, out Friday 13 January for Giotto Music. Previewed by the single QQ, released last 15 December , the album will be presented live at Vapore in Mestre, Saturday 14 January.
The album consists of original songs, with lyrics also inspired by poems from international literature. Eight tracks divided between shorter pieces, almost interludes, and longer, more structured compositions, with more room for improvisation.
And in this tending and expanding, Fin's voice moves with extreme lightness and confidence, creating air games and suspensions, weaving textures into which the dialogues of the other instruments are woven, thanks to the solid interplay.
"A chi esita" is an invitation to listen, especially to ourselves, a desire to feel more involved with the world around us, rediscovering those answers that we often tend to lose due to the the instability of our existence.
In this proceeding, at times liturgical and certainly evocative, comes to life A chi esita, the title track, a musical reworking of the poem by Bertolt Brecht, an invitation to meditation and intimacy.
Not surprisingly, the track begins with a vocal solo on a Tibetan bell, and then opens into an almost ritualistic and obstinate dance. "QQ", on the other hand, is a small miniature with sonorities̀ close to progressive rock; as is Indefinitely, a vocalised track with a beginning in double bass and rhythmic vocals, which develops, acquiring more and more of a jazz-rock identity.
Also in the form of intermezzo-miniature, we find Quasi un madrigale, performed in trio voice alto sax and guitar, whose title and text rework a poem by Salvatore Quasimodo.
Other tracks then appear, such as Dreams are Dangerous, a 12-measure mantra inspired by a passage from the neurologist's audio diaries. passage from neurologist Oliver Sacks' audio diaries, dedicated to the sometimes dangerous fascination of our dreams, and Little Ode to Change, created as a true hymn to change, dedicated to all those who have the courage to break with habit. Another short interlude is Langsamer, by Luca Zennaro, which refers to a German term meaning means 'more slowly' and which here is also the manifesto of the deep interplay of the trio's voice double bass, guitar. Finally, we find Marina falls from the wall: an artis's relation to inspiration which sets to music, again in trio and with dreamy, rarefied atmospheres, one of the 18 aphorisms of the
artist manifesto written by Serbian performer Marina Abramovich.
With this new album, Valentina Fin celebrates a form of spirituality and invites the listener to dare, to feel part of a greater 'one', of something that is total and that envelops, in sound, one's one's own existence.
Valentina Fin vocals
Manuel Caliumi alto sax
Luca Zennaro guitar
Marco Centasso double bass
Marco Soldà drums
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Carlo Cantini, Digitube studio, September 2022
Gaito Press and Promotion Office