In a Time Lapse
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In a Time Lapse - His best work yet ?
As an avid Einaudi fan, and as someone who has listened to all of his albums throughout many times, I can say that in my opinion this is hands down his best work to date. At a glance it looked as though he was going to be using his favoured 4 chord arrangements, and at the surface, a few of the songs are. But what makes this album so great is that there is much more than just 4 chord arrangements with delicate melodies on top, they are much more than that. He has managed to escape his previous usage fairly restricted modes (dorian), and he has made something far more progressive, and all around more interesting. On top of the slightly new writing style, he has nailed the production of this album. The tracks are extremely tight, and the string arrangements are fluent and very pleasing. Even the sound of the strings on this album are nicer than in his previous works, and they sound all in all more refined. In addition to these two musical features, this album has hints of Nightbook and his more progressive songs, with 'synth' sounds and much more in the way of electronic instruments including light percussion and bass. I think Einaudi has managed to create a masterful album, as after previous repetitions of themes, it was uncertain where his writing would go next. I think it has gone completely in the right direction and I can see this being a huge hit. By including these extra bits of electronic sounds, he has moved his writing forward and not just side stepped. There are also a good mix of tracks, such as Walk that feels like it has parallels to tracks like Primavera, and Two Trees, a solo track which sounds like it has parallels to Ancora, Indaco or perhaps L' origine nascosta. This album feels very much like it deserves a place in 2013, and is very contemporary. As a fan, I could not of wanted more from an Einaudi album in 2013, as the classic Einaudi sound has taken a fresh new turn into what could very possibly be his best work to date. What do you think ? Buy the album to make the decision yourself. Thank you for reading.
I've never been the biggest fan of classical music, but he is just incredible.
Every single song on this album is beautiful and draws out a different emotion in me each time.
Even more adventurous and experimental as Nightbook, and just as bold and epic as Divenire. His best yet in my opinion.
Born: 23 November 1955 in Turin, Italy
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s