The style is a very personal blend of progressive, folk dance and minimalism. Entirely instrumental, the album reminds as much of Terry Riley as of French prog-folk bands such as Malicorne or Minimum Vital. Though the celtic influences are very strong, most of the tracks appear to be rooted in a more mediterranean repertoire: the result is surprisingly close to the one achieved by Paolo Fresu with his Sardinian folk-jazz band, Tanit.
Repetition, odd meters and gleeful synthetizer soarings are the core elements of Arpaderba's unique formula, which is often enriched by violin, e-piano, marimba, accordion and well-rounded, groovy basslines.
The album's deeply charming and captivating, its quiet but overwhelming pace never take a moment for rest.
- Ritmi di luna
- Ballo dei satiri
- Cantata di primavera