Vicente Avella - Rising (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 56:24 min | 131 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano, Classical | Label: Pandora's Boombox Records
Rising is the second full-length album from pianist/composer Vicente Avella and his first album of all original compositions. His debut album, All the Days of My Life, was released in 2013 and was named “Best Solo Piano Album” by One World Music Awards and received an “Award of Excellence for Instrumental Performance Solo” from Global Music Awards. Born and raised in Venezuela, Avella has been writing and performing internationally since 1998. He has scored numerous independent films, orchestrated and worked on music production for major network television shows, and written music for worldwide advertising. Where the first album was solo piano, Rising is piano and orchestration with live musicians (strings, bass, guitars, percussion and wordless vocals). The overall theme of Rising is “life, its joys, its struggles and especially the strength needed to overcome life’s obstacles” (quoting Vicente Avella). The eleven pieces are varied and often emotionally charged and intense, much like life itself! Avella recorded the music and most of the instrumental parts in Southern California and then traveled to Italy to work with sound engineer Michael Seberich on the mixing process. Avella wanted the music to have a wide range of expression and to have a sound that wasn’t classical or pop but a balance of both. It was well worth the trip, as the sound quality is excellent and very dynamic. I love All the Days of My Life, but Rising is even more personal with a wider range of expression. I can pretty much guarantee that Rising will be one of my Favorite Albums of 2018.