Fabrizio Paterlini & March Rosetta – Viandanze Re-imagined

Fabrizio Paterlini released the magnificent Viandanze, a minimal, brooding and involving collection of piano pieces last year and certainly caught my eye with that release. This rather short EP, clocking in at seventeen minutes goes extremely fast and doesn’t dissapoint from start to finish. Thanks to the new digital age (I found out about this release via twitter) I was able to and not have it slip by unknowingly.

The EP is a collaboration between Italian musician Paterlini and multi-instrumentalist March Rosetta and provides for an intriguing second look at Paterlini’s original pieces sifting them through another mind and churning out something less minimal and more atmospheric. The results are welcomed (not that the originals lacked anything to begin with) but the reworks here offer the listener another perspective of the wonderfully crafted orginals.

The opening track is the only one of the four with vocals provided by Rosetta and has a distinct pop feel – almost U2 like in nature but infinately better and moving – especially towards the end. From this point on the EP only excels further with the original piano effort coupled together with lush soundscapes, crisp and emotive electric guitar and precise percussion. The element that stands out for me is almost certainly the guitar work as it aches and moans from a distance in the dark. Brooding and melancholic harmonics sweep underneath piano key strokes and it is this that brings brilliance to the final three pieces. I would have loved to hear a re-imagined version of Primi Passi, but I respect Paterlini for choosing to leave that masterpiece untouched. Much like the artwork suggests, there is great beauty in the most simplistic things in life.

You can download this EP for free and completely legal if you click on the artwork – the EP was released on the Test Tube netlabel.

2 Responses to “Fabrizio Paterlini & March Rosetta – Viandanze Re-imagined”
  1. Fabrizio says:

    🙂 Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed our little “experiment”.
    It was such a great experience to share my music with another musician and have “his” overlook on my notes 😀

  2. Alex says:

    no problems, this and the remixed album are wonderful additions to your catalogue 🙂

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