Corrado Rustici - "Aham"

(7/15/2016, Corrado Rustici)

Track Listing:
  1. As Dark Bleeds Light
  2. Ananda's First Steps
  3. The Duke and the Hare
  4. The Guilty Thread
  5. Roots of Progression
  6. Alcove of Stars
  7. The Last Light Spoken
  8. Aham Suite, Pt. 1 (The Enquiry)
  9. Aham Suite, Pt. 2 (Aham)

Aham is Corrado Rustici’s first studio album in ten years. It is a unique musical project, both for the way it sounds and for the way it was made. Not interested in a “shredder” album, Corrado wanted to do something different and unique sounding.

So, for six years, he experimented with ways in which the guitar could be used as the only source of sounds on the album.
Blending musical styles, from prog-rock, to jazz-fusion, ambient, pop and classical music, Corrado was able to create a musical tapestry which includes but also transcends its sources, creating what he likes to call “Transmodern Music”.

Everything that you hear, from what sounds like drums, bass, strings, woodwinds, to voice (like in the case of the suite “Aham”), was created by Corrado playing exclusively treated electric and acoustic guitars.
There are no synths, samplers or electronic instruments.

The only exceptions being a couple of vocal tracks and some handclaps.
The song “Alcove of stars” features Andrew Strong (singer and star of the movie “The Commitments”).

The result is an intense, moody, emotional piece of work, which will definitely appeal to any lover of deep, multi-tiered, contemporary music.

“This album is amazing, all those sounds from a guitar… Incredible… Beautiful job, Corrado…”
– Allan Holdsworth –

“What a journey!!!
I can’t believe it’s all guitar!!!
Very moody, very ambient and at times powerful and luscious.
Great production. Congratulations. Bravo Corrado.”
– Frank Gambale