Guretti is the homonym first record of the musical collaboration between the accordionist Angelo Cacciolato and the visual artist and musician Tiziano Ciao. Before Angelo moved to Barcelona and got busy playing with his world music band “Bandius Companion”, they were both living in Venice, Italy, collaborating in art and music projects. Tiziano would play a big wooden harp, similar to a santoor or a dulcimer, which he builds himself out of old drawers. Tuning to Angelo’s accordion, soon they found out how well the instruments blended together. They recorded this session in the basement of an old building, surrounded by the Venetian canals, with spare equipment and no preconceived compositions. Creating silence before sound, and space, and a delicate dialogue between the instruments, leading and following gently, in a beautiful, moving, mystical journey. Colours of asiatic visions (Aquatica, Tremorem) fade to western landscapes (Bonum, Exitus), desertic textures, or as sailing an ocean. Deceiving the notion of time, it feels like traveling, or a dramatic joy, farewell to friends or looking for home, finding hope, or a moving dream.
released September 12, 2017
Music composed by Guretti
Produced by Angelo Cacciolato
Recorded by Tiziano Ciao
Mixed and co-produced by Giorgio Fausto Menossi
Mastered at TAAK STUDIO by Giuliano Gius Cobelli