Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Pepe Maina describes his music as “ambient & prog rock music for dreams and illusion.” His debut album Il Canto Dell’Arpa e Del Flauto which translates to The Song of the Harp and the Flute matches that description perfectly – a beautifully diverse mix of ethnic rhythms, delicate harp, psychedelic guitar, and soaring flute and synth melodies that take its listeners to imagined worlds. Somewhere between folk, progressive, world, and new age, the album is a relaxing trip with beautifully eclectic instrumentation. Highly recommended for fans of ECM, Jon Hassell, new age, and fourth world music.
– Cole Kinnear
Recommended – A2 Il Canto Dell’Arpa E Del Flauto (Prima Parte), B3 Il Canto Dell’Arpa E Del Flauto (Seconda Parte)
Tags: Deep Listening / Floating / Fourth World / Obscure / Psychedelic