Music can transmit a stunning range of emotions – from love, happiness and excitement to hate and boredom – and emotion is the focal point of this album.
Most of Marco Spagnuolo’s musical ideas are indebted to other artists’ work and he acknowledges this influence as we are all connected. He says: “It would be silly to claim that it’s all mine. There are 12 notes in an octave, was that my idea to use 12 notes in an octave? No, but I still use it and this is the basis of my album.”
Trivial experiences and exceptional experiences… it’s all in Marco’s music. But the power of silence is significant to the album as sound and silence are complementaries that make music dramatic and complete, just as the use of dynamics and contrasts in volume drives the narrative.
Says Marco: “Everything is a potential source of inspiration if the sound is right. Then I’m happy, no matter how I got there – I just want to make captivating music.”
Compositions by Marco Spagnuolo
Instrumentation is computer and instruments
Recorded and mixed by Marco Spagnuolo, January-September 2015, London
Mastered by Lars Graugaard
Cover artwork by Kee Yip