Constructed as an oneiric journey through the Unconscious, Mute Words explores the delicate boundary between thoughts and words, a boundary seen through a diaphanous veil that slowly reveal the difficulty to condense elusive emotions into tangible expression.
Processed field recordings and fragile drones, augmented at times by dusty pianos or playful metallophones, are all part of a diminutive sonic palette that ebbs and flows on the surface of fragile songs, evoking the hazy memories of forgotten dreams and their shadowy meaning. Guest vocals, courtesy of Barbara de Dominicis, Michelle Seaman and Alicia Merz, are brought in almost imperceptibly, adding further dimension to the floating and ephemeral drone works. Often understated and always deeply personal, Leonardo Rosado’s music is a listening mirror that reflects the inescapable human fragility.
Eight tracks, as eight versions of a story that has yet to be fully revealed.
Eight poems, as eight different ways of finding the words to express the impossible.
Mute Words is the first release on Heart and Soul, Leonardo Rosado’s new imprint, and is quite possibly his most ambitious project to date - a project of expansive beauty.
Pascal Savy, October 2011
released December 7, 2011
[has001] mute words – music and poetry by Leonardo Rosado
composed, produced and mastered by Leonardo Rosado
guest vocals: Alicia Merz aka birds of passage #8, Barbara De Dominicis #2, Michelle Seaman #4
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