Another masterwork from Stefano Guzzetti. This man deserves all the accolades he receives. The package with the 4 panel cd is very nice indeed. You even get the piano sheet music. I am huge fan of Stefano Guzzettis music. Buy this. You will love it. The whole album is brilliant. I cannot pick just one track.
Great music, as always, and another high-quality package for the physical release as well. I got the score booklet, and although looking at it is like trying to read runes or hieroglyphics, I have no trouble understanding when listening to Stefano's recorded performance. Excellent.
Favorite track: The sky is clear now.
'By the end, it seems that Guzzetti has not only found shelter, but has become one. While finishing the final chapter, we’re already anticipating the next book.' Richard Allen | A Closer Listen
'I truly treasure the atmospheric, introspective music of neoclassical Sardinian composer and pianist Stefano Guzzetti, and am continually impressed with each new collection of his compositions. Dedicated to his sister Francesca: "a beautiful and lovely tiny paper ship," his new album, Short Stories. Piano Book Volume Two, is the proper sequel to At Home. Piano Book (Volume One), his equally-as-stunning debut masterpiece from 2014. This is the music I save for sunny and snowy Sunday mornings, late night mood music, and any-time-of-day inspirational headphone-friendly mood music. It's music that calms and soothes the soul, transporting you to a simpler, gentler time and place.' Sound Thread
'The music flows away from the listener in waves and changes in tone as the keys roll in their loop like pattern. All the elements work together well creating a fusion of light elements with a moody undertone... You sense an artist coming into his own and at the height of his powers. Try to search this release out from stockists of Home Normal, you won’t be disappointed.' Drifting, Almost Falling
'These so-called ‘short stories’ do indeed feel like sparsely sketched-out little narratives, ready to probe late night thought, or just induce a calmer state.' Norman Records
'オハロランなどをおもわせるぬくもりのあるタッチと美しいメロディーで多くの人々を魅了するイタリア・サルデーニャ島の作曲家／ピアニスト、ステファノ・グッツェッテイの最新作.' More Records
'On “Short Stories. Piano Book Volume Two” Stefano Guzzetti taps into a quietly powerful mood, one that at times becomes so spellbinding.' Beach Sloth
'It’s one thing to write an album of solo piano works, but it’s quite another to create an album of very high quality in the genre. Guzzetti clearly knows what he is doing–instead of just creating a beautiful melody or an intriguing bass hand, he sets the mood and tone for the piece as it is going along.' Independent Clauses
'柔らかいタッチで奏でられる心安らぐ温もりのあるメロディーと、少しもの悲しくも気品のある美しいメロディーのピアノが優しく沁みる、デリケートなソロ・ピアノ作品。' Linus Records
'This second volume of 'Piano Book' will remind everyone of just what a magical talent Stefano Guzzetti is, and how powerful the music of one person behind such a simple instrument as the piano can truly be.' Clear Spot
'Propagandosi come leggeri flussi che pervadono il silenzio di una notte quieta rischiarata dalla confortante luce della luna, le eleganti trame disegnate dal musicista sardo plasmano un accogliente universo fatto di placidi sussurri (“Hands”, “Namida”, “The sky is clear now”) e misurate ascese lievemente incalzanti (“Tecla(II)”, “Welcome”, “Be my shelter”). Sono intrecci melodici essenziali che si sviluppano come piccole, vibranti danze proiettate a dare forma tangibile alla profondità di sensazioni semplici dall’eco dirompente. Un libro sonoro che con infinita grazia ci ribadisce il talento di un autore incapace di smettere di incantarci.' So What Musica
Ian Hawgood's post-classical album with Danny Norbury, Clem Leek, Tim Martin and Aki Tomita. Released in 2012 it became a bit of a classic in the genre and supported their Japan tour in 2013. Home Normal
White Lab Recs had an amazing year of releases in 2020 and kick-off 2021 with this epic compilatoion featuring HN curator Ian Hawgood, The Green Kingdom, anthéne & Simon McCorry, and many more :) Home Normal