Unknown Legends (2008)

Roberto's 4th CD offers a rich and ingenious synthesis of American sounds and Mediterranean flavors, expressed with inventiveness and energy and full of instrumental precision, always arranged with an attentive eye to tradition.

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Roberto Dalla Vecchia celebrates his 10-year musical career with a brand new album "Unknown Legends"

"Raised in a Catholic family, as a kid I was taught that life is a gift - God’s greatest gift. I have always admired those who work quietly to make the world a better place: people who dedicate their time, sometimes their entire lives, building bridges of love. These songs celebrate these unknown legends. It is my secret desire to follow their steps".
This is Roberto’s 4th album since "Open Spaces" was released ten years ago. His guitar work continues to explore and expand in 11 strong instrumental compositions based on tradition but reaching well beyond it.

"Unknown Legends" offers a rich and ingenious synthesis of American sounds and Mediterranean flavors, expressed with inventiveness and energy and full of instrumental precision, always arranged with an attentive eye to tradition.

The CD features Roberto’s powerful acoustic guitar and other string instruments, dobro (Enrich Novak), whistles (Paolo Bressan), cello (Giovanni Costantini) and upright bass (Stefano Versolato), playing themselves through a collection of quiet and thoughtful songs full of atmosphere and lively driving tunes.

Says Dalla Vecchia: "I like the idea of recording music that is appealing for his honesty and simplicity in an acoustic yet contemporary approach. "

The CD was recorded at Magister Studio, Italy, and mastered at The Sound Lab, USA.

 

CD Reviews:

FLATPICKING GUITAR MAGAZINE - Chris Thiessen - USA 2010
"... it's all eminently listenable and remarkably lyrical ... I was struck by the degree of precision the music embodies."

MINOR 7th - Kirk Albrecht - USA 2010
"... you will be surprised at his fluid picking, evidenced not just in the first song, but throughout all 11 tracks."

CHITARRE - Mario Giovannini - Italy 2009
"Il simpatico chitarrista vicentino è un autentico virtuoso del flatpicking e un compositore maturo e raffinato."

AXE - Luca Ferrara Aprile 2009
"...il tocco di Roberto è sempre riconoscibile: dolce, elegante, mai privo di carattere. Le composizioni, sognanti e romantiche, riescono sempre a catturare sia gli addetti ai lavori che i neofiti dell'universo flatpicking."

FOLK BULLETIN - Febbraio 2009
"...si riconferma compositore attento e maturo, in grado di regalare momenti di autentica ispirazione, delicati e rarefatti, quanto di coinvolgere e trascinare con energia. Strepitoso, incontenibile il dobro di Enrich Novak che regala alcuni duetti con la chitarra di Roberto davvero spettacolari."

RADIO VOCE SPAZIO - Massimo Ferro
"... grazie all'inserimento del flauto e del violoncello, per non dire nuovamente del dobro, l'album offre una varietà di atmosfere, spunti e sonorità che lo rendono fra le migliori proposte dell'anno, a mio modestissimo parere, nel campo della chitatta acustica...il virtuosismo non è assolutamente mai fine a se stesso ma sempre piegato alle esigenze della melodia."