Paolo Angeli is in the US radio NPR Music National Public Radio’s home page. He played a live session @ Tiny Desk Concerts, a program that has hosted in recent months Pixies, John Legend, Cat Stevens, Paul Weller, Susan Vega and the best of jazz music from US (Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer, Esperanza Spalding). It is a very important goal that crowns a wonderful 2015! Mascaratu, Corsicana, Brida ¡ ENJOY!
Paolo Angeli has a whole toy shop aboard his guitar: He’s got hammers, pedals, propellers, springs, drone strings and even a couple of cell-phone ringers at his disposal.
The base of it all is a six-stringed instrument from his native island of Sardinia, and the seed of Angeli’s sonic creations is traditional Sardinian music. But in the same way that he’s turned his guitar into something new, Angeli twists and turns that tradition into musical magic, in creations that skim over jazz, experimental, improvisational, classical and punk — embracing all, yet not quite belonging to any. All those toys let him create a palette of super-saturated colors and unbelievably varied textures.
Angeli, who’s based in Barcelona, describes his set-up as “a one-man band for the new millennium.” The setup may be futuristic, but the music he creates is deeply human — warm and full of humor and wit, just like Angeli himself.