KAOS SPIN THE GLOBE

KAOS SPIN THE GLOBE
17 February 2004
ALTRE LATITUDINI “A smoky Italian nightclub for your ears”

“ It begins with breathing, a rhythm barely articulated that grows into “I prefer it like that”, a song about moments “without too much noise/ as when one is alone/ in a doorway waiting for the rain to stop.” His low voice dripping with romance, longing, and maybe just a little joy, Gianmaria Testa enchants on this CD. The minimal arrangements – guitar with some accordion here, some whimsical horns there – leave his whisper – singing to work its magic on your heart. English translations are provided, but unnecessary to convey the weight of emotion and experience Testa brings to his music. Not just for Italians or world music lovers, this is a smoky Italian nightclub for your ears. ”

Scott Allan Stevens