Corde Oblique -­ Respiri

I was pleasantly surprised by this cd. Corde Oblique is the new project by the guitar player of Lupercalia. He is assisted by other musicians, like from the bands Argine and Ashram.

In a fresh way this record combines a sort of gypsy folk sound with ethereal elements. The nicest parts are the up-tempo folky passages. But, the more tranquil elements are also placed really good into the compositions. At times the music reminds me of 17 Hippies and Francesco Banchini.

Respiri is a rather lively record with a sound somewhere between dance and chamber music. A wonderful accomplishment.

artist: Corde Oblique
label: Ark Records
details: cd, 15 tracks [ARK005]