Before and Now Seems Infinite is the title of the new album by Federico Albanese, an Italian pianist, composer and producer based in Berlin who has blazed a unique and very successful path in the fields of contemporary classical music that cross and uncross with those of electronics or jazz.
It was, in fact, as a producer that he became involved in O Method, acclaimed work by the Portuguese Rodrigo Leão, for whose album he also collaborated as a musician, a fact that links him directly to Portugal.
Now, Albanese brings to Portugal what is being considered the best work of a career that, in record terms, dates back to 2014, the year in which he debuted with a promising The Houseboat and The Moon.
The latest work, which once again deserves the editorial stamp of Mercury KX, a challenging label committed to innovative music and which exists within Universal’s record ecosystem, features valuable vocal collaborations from Ghostpoet, a British artist who has already received nominations for the Mercury Prize. , and Marika Hackman, another British artist and multi-instrumentalist whose works have received the full attention of specialized critics.
In Before and Now Seems Infinite, Albanese explores the idea of memory, digs deep into its most emotional side and delivers us an album full of memorable pieces and melodies in which the compositions are delicately crafted using classical, electronic and jazz elements. creating a cohesive and highly evocative journey. Live, in addition to the material from this album, Federico Albanese will present some highlights of his career.