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Paolo Angeli

N​í​jar (LP)

Label: ReR Megacorp, AnMa

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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Less than a year after the release of the album Rade, Paolo Angeli surprises with the sounds of his orchestral guitar, putting them at the service of a classic of Spanish literature: Bodas de Sangre, by Federico García LorcaNíjar - recorded for the most part in the same studio session as the previous album and completed in February 2023 - goes back to the roots, that is, to the chronicle event that inspired the poet to write the work and that, in fact, took place in Níjar, in Andalusia. The Sardinian musician starts from Lorca and translates his work - a tragedy in three acts and seven scenes, composed in 1933 - to live it through the visual and sound imagery of the present.

Angeli creates a real soundtrack, which travels in parallel with the theatrical libretto, tracing its compositional structure and emphasising, with the sung parts, extracts from the text. For the first time in his 30-year career, the musician abandons Gallurese and Logudorese and uses the Spanish language to declaim Lorca's verses. The concept album is deeply influenced by contemporary flamenco, transfigured but characterising much of the narrative musical flow, grafted onto a dense and complex language, which leads Angeli to freely trace the coordinates of his 'Sketches of Spain'.

Cat. number: RERPA16
Year: 2023