2017 SXSW Showcasing Artist
“There is this particular moment when opposites are very close, almost touching one another. When there is still light but not quite darkness. A world in between, where all things are uncertain, vague, floating into shade. We can follow or observe, unsure where this would lead – into darkness or light; into the shadow of memories and dreams. A reflection of our desires and hopes, ready to be seen or unseen. It can be a sudden glimpse, with ideas turning into shapes, not yet complete. You can see things, but are unsure what they are. It is an unrevealed choice. A place to recover and heal, lulled by the security of the warm shadow of an ancient tree upon a hill” After the release of his highly acclaimed debut album “The Houseboat and the Moon”, Italian composer FEDERICO ALBANESE presents his 2nd full length album entitled “The Blue Hour”. 13 modern classical compositions melting piano, electronics, cello and many other instruments. Produced and recorded in Berlin by FEDERICO ALBANESE, mixed by Francesco Donadello at VoxTon Studio and mastered by Francesco Donadello in Berlin at Calyx Studio.