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Massimo Giuntoli

Tender Buttons

Label: Alma De Nieto, Molkaya Rec

Format: CD

Genre: Psych

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*2022 stock* 'Massimo Giuntoli often combines classical and popular music in a way that remains accessible while clearly being avant-garde. On his latest album, he has set poems from American Paris expatriate Gertrude Stein’s 1914 collection “Tender Buttons” to music. Or maybe I should say: to piano. There is really not much else here than a rather harsh sounding piano (although there are a few other keyboard sounds) and Massimo’s voice, sometimes in splendid solitude; sometimes in dialogue with itself. As I listen my head fills with modernistic images from silent movies. The melodies are quite varied and capture the strange juxtapositions in Stein’s words to great effect. I believe Massimo would prefer to be compared to Robert Wyatt, but as far as I am concerned this is more akin to what Peter Hammill might experiment with.' - Michael Björn

Cat. number: DNN 022 C, MR 002
Year: 2020
Tender Buttons is a collection of songs based on texts by Gertrude Stein influenced by Canterbury Scene. Included a booklet with original texts.

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