Gianluca Piacenza | The Road to Home

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The Road to Home

by Gianluca Piacenza

A very intimate and emotional modern classical solo piano album recorded late at night to capture the magic of loneliness.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dark Light
9:13 album only
2. Momentum
0:59 album only
3. A Unified Voice
4:38 album only
4. Angels
5:20 album only
5. Shades of My Life
12:28 album only
6. I Will Never Forget
3:49 album only
7. Conversation with Myself
3:06 album only
8. Childlike Innocence
3:51 album only
9. Far Away
4:34 album only
10. Unsaid Truth
10:42 album only
11. Moonlight Walk
6:19 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Dear music lover, this is my first full-length solo piano album (only in track 4 “Angels” I enriched the piano with a subtle but very expressive string quartet arrangement): it’s only me at night and my beloved Petrof upright (modified with a special “double felt” to soften it even more), an instrument characterized by a warm and mellow timbre, intimate and emotional, cinematic and atmospheric with a very melodic voice and deep but round basses.
As I love imperfections you will not find here the sterile and lifeless piano sound of so many modern digital recordings, but a full world of sounds and noises, wood and mechanical interactions, pedal creaks and fingers tapping the keys, breathes, slightly detuned notes, all captured with pristine analogue gear, printed to tape and then converted to digital as the last step.
Every track started as an improvisation and was then re-constructed after the recording to become a structured new piece of music that didn’t exist before.
I hope you’ll take the path of listening to the album as a whole, from the beginning to the end, since there is a sort of circularity and unity thanks to recurring musical patterns and intervals, and also a dramatic development that culminates into the last track “Moonlight Walk”, written to celebrate Piano Day and released as a single on March 29th, 2017 (and included in Nils Frahm’s official Piano Day playlist).
Take some time for yourself, dim your lights, close your eyes and immerse in this recording: after all, this is a journey into my heart and my deepest emotions!

All music composed and performed by Gianluca Piacenza
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gianluca Piacenza at "Red Couch Studio"
Artwork by Gianluca Piacenza



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