Matias Bacoñsky | Straight from the Heart

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Straight from the Heart

by Matias Bacoñsky

New solo piano album by argentinian pianist and composer Matias Bacoñsky. The album describe the emotions of the heart of one person, sometimes happy, others sad and dark.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chasing a Dream
5:33 $0.99
2. Depths of Despair
5:07 $0.99
3. Song for Sorrow
4:02 $0.99
4. Our Illusion
4:26 $0.99
5. Missing You
4:20 $0.99
6. I Will See You Again
5:01 $0.99
7. Last Time Together
3:42 $0.99
8. No More
3:13 $0.99
9. Last Hope
4:24 $0.99
10. Until the End
4:01 $0.99
11. Nostalgia
3:30 $0.99
12. Time Is Running Out
6:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
'The music of Matias Bacoñsky is mostly quite dark and emotional, but it is not without hope'

-Kathy Parson from Mainly Piano

'There can be no doubt that fans of the solo piano genre should totally adore his music, but if you a follower of really descriptive and emotional music, you may wish to try this, take it from me you will not be disappointed'

-Steve Sheppard from One World Music

'His music seems to tell a dramatic and emotional story, presumably stemming from heartbreak and tragedy, his songs extends comfortable pauses to dramatic moments with songs of solitude and surrender'

-Candice Michelle from Journeyscapes Radio



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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Straight From the Heart" is the second solo piano album from Argentinian pianist/composer Matias Baconsky. His 2016 debut, "Life and Death," was released when Matias was only 21-years-old and was inspired by various life experiences and emotions. "Straight From the Heart" is definitely on the dark, intense side, expressing deep loss and pain. The only thing I don’t like about this album is the piano itself, which has a very muddy bass - as many digital pianos do. A good acoustic piano would serve this music so much better with more dynamic range and expressive capability.

The album begins with “Chasing a Dream,” which was released as a single earlier this year and expresses a variety of musical ideas with a mostly bittersweet feeling. As the title suggests, “Depths of Despair” is very dark and turbulent with much of it played in the deep bass of the piano. “Song For Sorrow” is poignant and sad, but isn’t nearly as dark as the previous track. “Our Illusion” seems to express regret with its beautiful melody and gently arpeggiated left hand - a favorite. “I Will See You Again” lifts the mood a bit with a message of hope. While not really optimistic, the tone is lighter than the previous pieces. “Last Time Together” goes back into the deep bass, accentuating the mournful tone of the melody. “Last Hope” is another favorite with its energetic rhythms and somber, heartfelt melody. “Nostalgia” has an infectious rhythm in some passages and feelings of longing in others. “Time Is Running Out” is possibly the darkest and most despondent of the twelve pieces - a heartbreaker for sure! It’s difficult to imagine the pain Baconsky must have been experiencing when he composed this piece. I hope life has gotten much better in the meantime!

"Straight From the Heart" can provide an emotional catharsis, but it is not cheerful or soothing. I like dark music, but this album really explores the depths of despair and loss.

Steve Sheppard

From One World Music Radio
As a pianist Matias Bacoñsky doesn’t shy away from the deeper areas of life’s rich pattern, his last album, the emotive and powerful Life and Death album is a fine example of this man’s passion and dedication to taking on the dark wells of our emotions, and here on this new release he gives it to us, straight from the heart.
The opener is Chasing A Dream, a piece of two parts, an opus of light and shade perhaps, this composition also has some beautiful segments contained within, then as if we are running to pursue that dream, the tempo elevates to illustrate to us, the eager listener, that the constant nature of the chase is one that can never be satisfied.
The mood takes a sullen swing now with the offering Depths Of Despair. The darkness moves around us like a storm cloud gathering in a distant overture of sadness, and Bacoñsky is our musical sentinel who watches each and every movement of this desolation, and draws a poignant narrative for us to be a part of.
Matias Bacoñsky’s musical heart is always on his sleeve, and on Song For Sorrow that is even more evident. In an alternate way this track is quite beautiful, after all, even sorrow must dance to its own tune, and Bacoñsky has created that melody with great craft and intelligence on this piece.
Our Illusion is one of my personal favourites off the release, there was something so very reflective about this composition, and the sheer depth of emotion here is overwhelming. For me this is a wonderful arrangement, and one that is completely steeped in memory for a longing for things long since gone, that never will return. It has to be said that Matias Bacoñsky’s performance on this piece and the use of a minor narrative in this track is simply sublime.
Missing You is up next, this is a real song of yearning bathed in a longing of the heart to be one again. One feels like this is a cathartic journey for the artist and at some stage, for us to. Listen to the artist increase the mood and intent on this track, as it moves forever onward, while creating a truly passionate offering.
At the mid-way stage we come across a composition of hope. Bacoñsky starts carefully here, and it would be wise to pay close to the steady build and progression on this one. I Will See You Again is manifested with a great deal of craft and purpose, and is one of those pieces that you will want to come back to many times over, just to take in all the clever nuances of the performance.
Last Time Together is a precious song, so tender and so very heart rendering. The deepness of this composition is bathed in an almost dejected agony of acceptance that things are about to end. The artist treads with care here, but the emotive essences beg for one more musical kiss, before the night finally comes down.
Like the silver light of the moon on the midnight ocean of life, we sail our musical ship now into the arms of the next offering entitled No More. The acceptance mentioned earlier has now sunk in, and this musical journey now takes us to a place of nothing, a realm of emptiness, where there is void, a realm of no more. This is a dramatic opus of sound and energy that seems to fly from the artist’s musical palate, to surround us in a very cinematic style indeed.
This next piece seemed familiar to me, the style here is extremely dramatic and exciting and called Last Hope. The driving force behind this track is enticing; it grabs the attention and never lets it go. Emotional yes, but the key word here is hope, and while we have that, anything is possible; Bacoñsky illustrates this with a superb performance on piano.
This musical journey has taken us to some of the deepest parts of our psyche, it has taken us to the very core of our existence and as we listen to Until The End, we come across a track of determination and intent. Listen to the fluency of the artist on this composition; it really highlights his skills as a pianist, one of great passion and style.
The penultimate gateway to this inner dimension of the album is now upon us, and called Nostalgia. This is a real song from the attic, it’s one of those pieces that blows away the dust from lock box of yesteryear, and allows us once more to relieve those happy memories of days gone by. Bacoñsky has delivered an arrangement here that seems to move us both forwards and back in time, but with such elegance and grace.
We have reached the very last portal in this realm of solo piano, and Matias Bacoñsky has been our tour guide through this veritable art gallery of emotional and moving compositions. His last gift to us also happens to be the longest offering on the album at just short of seven minutes, and entitled Time Is Running Out. This is simply genius; Bacoñsky has created something special here that seems to be able to slow down the hourglass of time, I rate this song to be the best track I have ever heard from Bacoñsky, he should be incredibly proud of his performance here, which is so accomplished. Pay also close attention to the end of this track as it illustrates the reason for the title perfectly.
Straight from the Heart has been named and named well, it’s a collection of powerful, dramatic and deeply moving compositions that you will not failed to be impressed with. Bacoñsky’s performances here are intense and penetrating, with each twist and turn of each arrangement, Matias Bacoñsky keeps you firmly riveted as he plays, straight from his heart.