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Artist: Andrea Terrano
Label: Atlantic Jaxx
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 11 November 2016

Italian guitar supremo Andrea Terrano releases his new album, Innamorata, through Basement Jaxx’s label Atlantic Jaxx. From the mysterious and evocative opener ‘Woodlands’, to the classical ‘Our Story’ (Andrea was a pupil of the great Honorary Academy Award winning soundtrack composer, Ennio Morricone) and the feel-good tequila swirling rumba of ‘Neptune’, Andrea shares with us his freedom of spirit, his love of the romantic and his fine guitar virtuosity...

Innamorata opens with the memorable 'Woodlands'. I say "memorable" because while I enjoyed it on the first play through, when I listened to the album for a second time, a few days later, I instantly recalled it but it sounded like a track I'd heard, but couldn't place, from years before. It's this ability to get inside your head that makes this album such a joy.

Over the course of this album's 11 tracks (37 min, 03 sec), personal highlights include the aforementioned 'Woodlands'; 'Our Story' (Ennio Morricone will no doubt be proud of this homage to his style); and 'Sugar Rush'.

This is an intricate, romantic and feel good album which touches on the genres of Latin, Italian classical soundtrack and ambient.


Nick Smithson

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