Federico Albanese is back on tour presenting his third full-length album By The Deep Sea, out on Neue Meister on February 23rd, 2018.
“By The Deep Sea is a state of mind in which I find myself quite often” says Albanese. “It’s a sort of meditation state, when I try to detach myself from the daily life. In this inner world there is space to get closer to our deepest thoughts, ideas, doubts, close enough to see them clearly, from the right distance, and being able to process them, exorcise them, translate them into something else.
By The Deep Sea it’s a work of remarkable nuance, elegance and, naturally, depth. Albanese provides its crucial instrument, piano, as well as a host of others, including Rhodes piano, synthesizers, Hammond organ, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, plus field recordings.
“I’ve been working quite a lot on synths and arpeggiators, loops and effects to process the piano sound”, he elaborates. “It’s so beautiful to experiment and create layers underneath it. I wanted a feeling of evolution, something that could represent the idea of getting closer and closer to a deep state.
Federico Albanese’s musical versatility is shown by his natural gift that pushes him to explore music in all its facets. The Italian composer’s compositions are airy and cinematic, blending classical music, electronica and psychedelia.
Tickets £12 +bf adv.
Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ