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April 5, 2015

MUSIC ALBUM SPOTLIGHT ON LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE by Agostino Scafidi




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 "The intention of this music is to challenge yet create wonder, and to please the ears by using a careful dose of tenderness and force." -Agostino

 
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OVERVIEW
(from Mr. Scafidi's site)

Now available on Bandcamp

This album is the first collection of new music from Agostino intended for official release in at least five years. What you'll hear in this aural journey is a free amalgamation of art and technique. Everything is improvised. His guitar playing is at the forefront. It serves both as conductor and passenger. The intention of this music is to challenge yet create wonder, and to please the ears by using a careful dose of tenderness and force.

Tracklist

01 Everything Bothers Me - 14:02
02 Just Like Kids - 15:33
03 Nerves - 16:04

Total: 45:39

Release date: March 9 2015
Bonus items included: Thirteen Poems by Agostino Scafidi (mobi,epub,pdf)


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Let Your Light Shine

If I were a producer of today's highly recycled commercial music, I would categorize Agostino Scafidi's Let Your Light Shine [v.0] more as "sound" than "music." This advanced release composed of three recordings was mostly made by improvisation (guitars + light electronica) and live recordings in the neighborhood (I can hear people conversing and a car beeping) and will surely cater much to the underground scene or recording studios editing background music for a postmodern Terry Gilliam movie.


Before downloading the EP/album, I asked the artist/author about his musical references and history.

Booktripper: Could you tell me any of your musical influences including the kind of music you don't like, or the genre that is last on your list?

Scafidi: My influences have always been with various artists, not really specific ones, but all falling within free improvisation. That has been my main love when it comes to music and playing the guitar. I am also very interested in unorthodox and interesting music work such as field recordings. I also have always had a love for electronic music, but more the underground type instead of the mainstream. Recently, I have been very interested in the vaporwave genre. I have written a couple blog posts about it which you can see on my site.

I used to also enjoy metal and rock music. Not so much anymore. But now and then I do dabble and check out artists in various styles. I always appreciate hearing something new, even if it's only just once.


My least favourite genre is probably hip-hop/rap, and ballad/singer type music such as the big stars for example. I have still heard quite a bit of that music over the years, but it's not something I would seek out and listen for enjoyment.


The fusion of nature, man, and technology in this set is obvious. But if you are looking if this album follows the old and popular formula of rhythm, length, melody, harmonics, and all other ingredients of a mass-produced music, this album transcend and defy those rules.

You can check his music here.
(from the BookTripper)




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Agostino Scafidi was born and raised in Montreal, Canada of Sicilian descent. His artistic journey stemmed from childhood, dabbing on a nylon stringed guitar and writing stories.  He began seriously pursuing music with dedication, determination and devotion in 1998. His first experiences were with rock bands, eventually gravitating towards solo work within the realms of electronic music.  These contrasting arenas of creative  application existed in tandem until 2008, where he would then focus on solo efforts and at the same time reconnect with his love for the written word.  Roughly two years after that new  direction change would he lean exclusively towards writing, producing no new music.  His practice of the guitar continued regardless, as a personal, private pursuit. In 2015 Agostino Scafidi reignited and united his love for music and writing embarking on his path once again. Refreshed and inspired.



LINKS
AUTHOR'S PAGE 
AUTHOR'S STORE LINK 
BOOKS REVIEWS ETC 
http://www.goodreads.com/agostinoscafidi

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