by Marco Lo Russo and Tiziano Zanotti.
This CD has an enormous value. It leaves the hope that mankind
has not completely lost its power of communication, that we remember
to listen before talking, that we still know how to converse and
the hope that there still lives inside us, a sense of history,
of narrative, of legend.
Lo Russo and Tiziano Zanotti express the joy of communication
without losing its mystery.
Whatever one wishes to say, this is made to measure music for
The melodies are so full of breath and warmth, they seem to reach
us from faraway, supporting by a life-like pulse.
The accordion dances upon the agile rhythm of the bass but often
it is the latter, that whilst enveloped in the sonoric cloud of
the accordion, lets itself be heard both in pizzicato and with
a knowledgeable use of the bow.
Sometimes these two instruments that usually combine in a very
warm expressive way, give way to a rhythm and seems almost suspended
in time, thus perfectly in accord with the title of the album.
The Tarabuk is in fact a drum used by the ancient Egyptian peoples
for ritualistic purposes. If we add to this use, the function
of regenerating tradition and the handing down by word of mouth
through the generations, then we can see that Lo Russo and Zanotti
have known how to celebrate with their work, the beauty and continuity
It is practically impossible to categorise the style of the ten
pieces that make up the CD. Other than this difficulty, any classification
would only have diminished the wide cultural scope of this project
which, like a huge open door on the Mediterranean, is capable
of assembling many diverse influences without ever losing its
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Review by Renato