|Fragments of a long trip, ordered between multiple sonorous aptitudes, capture the soul in a game of returns and artistic cohabitation of a static emotion.
That is “Cities of Dreams”, second album of the world-music project “Terre Differenti”, original and fascinating creation delivered and developed by composer Fabio Armani.
The album is composed of thirteen pieces with sounds of great interest between jazz, ethnic, electronic and new-age often emphasized of an experimental musical but determined research, dreaming but concrete, visionary and human.
Technically the album is plenty of excellent performances: the musicians that support Armani know how to represent the spirit of “Terre Differenti”, and they show this with very high level performances. …the moments that mostly capture the listening are instrumental performances; it’s difficult not to rest delighted of the Canterbury jazz atmosphere of “Flowers of sorrow” or of the progressive phrases of “Splinters of reality”.
World music for fine palates, music for whom still dreams an ancient future. To be admired.
(Stefano Camilloni) April 2005