- La linea d'ombra
- Questa è la mia casa
- Il muratore
- Canzone piccola
- Il re
- Per la vita che verrà
- Occhio non vede cuore non duole
- Luna di città d'agosto
- Il fiore del 2000
- Big bang (parte 1 - parole)
- Big bang (parte 2 - pensieri)
- La ritmica
- Il tamburo
- La pace
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The songwriting of "L'albero" isn't elaborate, classy or witty. The structures are simple, the chords are suitable for beach strumming and the vocal lines are gawky and tone-deaf.
But a few things must be recognized. The easy-going singing, halfway between pop and hip-hop; the words, plain, frugal and optimistically third-worldist; the warm timbres of the music: everything contributes to make the album wonderfully cosy, optimistic and unpretentious.
And the arrangements, they're almost a miracle. Acoustic funky, jazzy intermissions, African music elements (choirs, rhythms and that ungraspable sense of levity) give rise to a "wooden", airy sound which is able to explore impervious hexatonic territories without losing a bit of groove.
Lorenzo Cherubini A.K.A. Jovanotti was the first to bring hip-hop to the mainstream in Italy, in the late 80s. "L'albero" is his ninth album, and one of the most succesul of his career.
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