“If Carmine has burned all the stages becoming one of the most original European accordionists in this album by Great proof of intelligent design and visionary construction of a story that makes music and word as well as gesture and sign.” (Paolo Fresu)
Four years after the first album “Solo” accordionist and composer Carmine Ioanna publishes the second album “Soli in Viaggio” for the French Bonsai Music (Egea distribution).
The title can be read both as referring to people in the path of their existence (and the song L’una in Venere is dedicated to his love ) and to solar entities (astrology is one of the great passions of Ioanna, in fact many the original songs have a space reference in the title, one above all the song Laika, dedicated to the dog sent to space and destined to death).
The cover image is only 3 depicting the musician and his family, the smallest sun represents the child recently born and the recent birth came the idea of using a drawing as it had been made by a child.
The record is recorded in quartet with Francesco Savoretti on percussion, Daniele Castellano on guitar and Alex Gorbi on bass and sees the participation as guest of Luca Aquino on trumpet, Rosa D’Agnese on vocals, Ketty Teriaca on piano and actress Claudia D’Amico.
Musically it is the first time that electronics are applied to the accordion, for a new sound experimentation in which the look to the future is balanced by a statement of their roots with the version of the popular song Sulillo Mio, a song of the tradition of Montemarano, village of Irpinia, sung by local women to work in the fields, invoking the end of the hard day, punctuated the rhythm of the sun, all filtered through the multiple musical influences ranging from folk and ethnic music to jazz to blues, to rock.
01 – APOLLO 11
02 – L’UNA IN VENERE
03 – LA NANA ROSSA
04 – LA DANZA DELLE CICOGNE
05 – NEBULOSE
06 – DUE ANELLI PER SATURNO
07 – SULILLO MIO
08 – LAIKA
09 – L’ORIZZONTE DEGLI EVENTI
10 – WARMHOLE
11 – WELCOME TO TRAPPIST
12 – NO GRAVITY