ALBUM REVIEW : THE TARANTA PROJECT
ARTIST : LUDOVICO EINAUDI
GENRE : FOLK / INSTRUMENTAL
DATE RELEASED : 2015
It doesn’t hurt to expand your musical pleasure; music is not all about pop and divas. There are other unexplored territories like folk, ethnic, and many others. In this album, you will discover how good some folk music if given the right treatment. Ludovico Einaudi, the music festival director of La Notte dela Taranta just did that by producing this album and collaborated with some of the performers of this festival dedicated to curing tarantula bites in Salento, Italy.
All of the songs are in Italian but Einaudi infused the songs with Turkish and African elements resulting into a very pleasant record if mash up with EDM elements could find these songs entering club and dance hall territories. Indeed, you can imagine stomping your feet, swaying your hips, and wave your arms in conjunction with the musical elements of the songs and you will find lost in disbelief that you can actually dance to folk songs.
You do not need to attend the aforementioned festival just to get the feel of it. Listening to the songs in this record is more than enough participation as it combines recorded music and live performance elements. Einaudi was able to preserve the feelings intended in the songs and listeners can really feel the moment that the performers are just right in front of them.
I say this record is a wonderful discovery personally and I rate this record with 4 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it