Guitarist Enrico Degani uses his mastery of the strings to tug at the heart of his listeners in his album Corale. This collection is closely-knit in a way that it creates beautifully forged music the same way a choir blends multiple voices into one. It is heavenly and otherworldly yet still grounded in reality. Degani will take listeners to different yet familiar places.
Melancholic but charming, “Snow Lake” starts off with a lovely acoustic guitar intro. Accompanied by the enchanting voice of Diana Torto, this song is like a mist slowly clearing to reveal the raw beauty of a forest that is wild and free. This is the longest track in the album but its hypnotic melody will keep one listening and wanting for more. “Snow Lake” is a track of constant unveiling, revealing one mystery after another in the most tender way.
Delightful and ethereal, “Superfici” will elicit smiles the moment Degani’s magical guitar intro is heard. Torto sings enchantingly without lyrics but with mere vocalizations accompanied by the saccharine bass clarinet of Achille Succi and Degani’s dreamlike guitar playing. Listening to it is like meeting mythical creatures such as unicorns, mermaids, and nymphs. This song prolongs suspension of disbelief to the point the fantasy is aching to become real.
Upbeat and fun, “Stone Dance” is like taking part in a tribal ritual where people dance freely around a bonfire. It is free flowing and amusing like getting immersed into various cultures all at once. This song has no boundaries yet it doesn’t go overboard. Whimsical and fanciful, “Stone Dance” builds up slowly until it comes to a breathtaking full stop.
Corale is an enchanting journey where no words are needed. The sublime music is more than enough to paint a picture and tell a story. Degani proved that music is never meant to be ordinary but extraordinary.