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Ciro PERRINO (b.1950?)

Listen To the Silence [2.55]
Listen To the Water, the Wind and Your Footseps [3.08]
Accept and Understand the Silence [2.32]
Take all the Silence Offers [2.27]
Silence Is the Language of Love [2.58]
Silence Is the Peace of the Ego [2.0]
Silence Is Music and Harmony [2.34]
Silence Is Truth and Prayer [2.24]
In Silence Meet the Master [2.39]
In Silence Breathe God [3.12]
Every Journey Starts From Close By [3.04]
The Walls Are In Your Mind [3.02]
Open Your Being (Existence) [2.15]
Every Moment Is This Moment, Now, Here [3.07]
Abandon Your Ego and Mine [2.34]
Accept, Grow, Mature [2.40]
Be Simple, Be Your True Self [2.04]
the Wise Make Mistakes and Smile [2.14]
Understand Who You Are and Be That Being, Then You Are Everything [2.37]
When You Are Fully Aware Your Journey Is Over [3.23]
Ciro Perrino, composer, arranger, conductor, editor.
"All albums have been recorded and mixed at Studio Mulinetti by Alberto Parodi, Marco Canepa & Maurizio Tonelli."
Instrumentalists not named.
No notes

Apparently there is no "Zenith Cafe" in the UK, it’s just a record label name whose concept is they cook lunch for all the staff, musicians and visitors - hence Zenith Cafe.

You will also find a link to Mr. Perrino’s web-site where you will find more information about him. Born in Sanremo, he began as a percussionist, then became involved with a number of experimental pop music groups. He has done electronic music, but this disk is surely recorded using analogue ("real") instruments; any contribution from electronic instruments is subtle and unobtrusive and there is no objectionable "brightening" or other sound processing. This results in smooth, realistic sound. His recent albums have included "Solare," "Far East," and "The Inner Garden."

In this album, Perrino pursues "a musical simplicity that attempts to express his musical vision of today." With many of the titles containing the word "silence" you are not surprised that the music is quiet New Age style background music. This production shows a great deal of skill in the sound arrangements and in the technical aspects of recording. As to the tunes, there aren’t any, and the tonal shapes are so familiar you can hum along the first time you hear the disk. The instrumental textures are at times intriguing. The sound is pleasing and very harmonious, suitable for meditation, perhaps guided by the titles supplied, or for sonic wallpaper at social gatherings. This disk will decode nicely in your Surround Sound processor.

Paul Shoemaker


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