On "The Blue Nature of Everyday " Leonardo paints some beautiful soundscapes. All "Variations in Blue" tracks are created from layered electronics, guitars, field recordings and acoustical instruments (mainly piano). A beautiful blend of vague and clear sounds.
Rather than sitting innocuously by and waiting for me to discipline my ear and choose to pay heed, these tracks subtly tugged at my attention, but instead of exciting it they began slowing it down, nudging me to adjust my pace to the music’s sedate progress. The way in which the more active layer of notes/noises travels patiently and steadily across the undulating backdrop creates an effect akin to watching people walk across a plain in the distance. The combination of small defined object and open space, visible motion and yet infinitesimal progress yields a sense of openness and patience that rebukes the scurrying mind and invites calm waiting. Life is busy for me right now, and meeting music that actively called me to patience was a gentle gift.