Vicente Avella – Stunning Piano Works!
Following the success of his debut album, ‘All the Days of My Life’, Vicente Avella returns with his second album, “Rising”. His debut album received the “Award of Excellence for Instrumental Performance Solo” from the Global Music Awards. Born and raised in Venezuela, Vicente Avella has been writing and performing internationally since 1998. He has also scored numerous independent films, orchestrated and worked on music production for major network television shows, and written music for worldwide advertising.
Emotional and full of life, his New Album “Rising” is a collection of instrumental music that features the piano but goes even further by incorporating strings, guitars, vocals, percussion and electronics. Neither classical nor pop but rather lying somewhere in between, Vicente Avella’s original compositions embrace and live comfortably in both worlds. Passionate, energetic and optimistic, “Rising” features a wide range of expression, it’s a reflection of life and all its joys, struggles, and especially the strength it takes to overcome all obstacles.
Vicente received wonderful reviews from his first album, His New Album “Rising” is even better… as you listen to pieces like the beautiful “Daybreak“, you will hear why this album comes across even stronger… its beautiful accompaniment of strings, bass, guitars, percussion really enhance the emotional experiences Vicente is playing for you, and the great artists he brings into this project are all top-flight players in their own right (strings by Eclipse Quartet, bass from Tom Peters, guitars by Jim Lum, percussion from Brad Dutz and vocals by Kelci Hahn, Audra Nakane, Cindy Torroba and Kristin Soni)… a truly inspiring composition/performance.
All of the eleven pieces on this album are varied and often emotionally charged and intense, Avella recorded the music and most of the instrumental parts in Southern California and then traveled to Italy to work with sound engineer Michael Seberich on the mixing process.
Piano is the main instrument that everything builds on. Vicente is very focused and precise with his presentation & performance, his piano leads beautifully in every track.
The most interesting element of his performance is it does not lull you to sleep, it invigorates you, helps you to center and reflect. It is like you are the canvas and the music will then transform into the artist that paints your portrait, It is designed for each individual listener. You’ll feel energized and inspired by his music.
Vicente Avella wanted the music on this new album to have a wide range of expression and to have a sound that wasn’t classical or pop but a balance of both, he’s achieved this perfect balance, this is excellent and very dynamic album. This is an enormously creative release that should garner a lot of attention in the entertainment community. It seems as though the film industry has a lot of great music they can contract to use in their productions and “Rising” would be a superb choice.
For Vicente Avella “Rising” is a stunning achievement and he should be very proud. This is a flawless recording, musical perfection is difficult to accomplish, this New Album is as close to perfection as it gets from a musical standpoint. Make sure you add this wonderful recording to your collection if you enjoy instrumental music with a contemporary classical New Age panache and delight. “Rising ” will become one of the most popular Albums of 2018.