AndREA tERRAno InnamoRata
Innamorata is for those that like nylon-string best when it blends classical, flamenco, ambient and Latin styles. It’s a pleasing listen with centre-stage fingerstyle and pick-based playing and strong, film soundtrack-like, compositions. Opening track, Woodlands is a two-guitar piece that features Andrea and Rafael Marchante interweaving chords and solos (nice tremolo picking), which is followed by a strong Latin rhythmic piece enhanced by percussion and piano. One-time teacher Ennio Morricone’s influence on Andrea is up for debate, but several pieces here are worthy of a Hollywood movie’s opening scene. Autumn Symphony has a lovely lilting rhythm and string section, while the reverb enhanced Our Story (very Morricone in its chord changes and arrangements) is one of the album’s many highlights.