Artist: Claudio Cataldi
Label: Som Non-Label (Italy), 2013
(This article moved from my previous blog. It was posted in January 24th, 2014)
Claudio Cataldi is singer-songwriter from Palermo. I remembered it was 'Sleep River', his album releases in 2011 that makes me aware of him, which is great finding. Now, i find that he releases his latest album called 'Homing Season' in September 2013. Hopefully, it's not too late to inform you about his more-developed work.
'Unconfined' is the first song i listen from 'Homing Season'. I listened it from a compilation Som Non-Label - My AweSOMe Birthday- 4 Years Old. His 'Unconfined' is one of his best easy-listening pieces. However, the whole album is not only offers about something easy. This work is more-developed, find it through the opening 'Song of Hate'. It is a kind of folk-rock with psychedelic spacey atmosphere covering his remarkable voice.The pop part is also interesting, like 'September Air', 'Let's Go To The Secret Place', and 'Self Esteem'.
'Take Care', 'Magic For You', 'Unconfined', and 'Cal' is absolutely his style of slow-track. It is kind of sweet, yet still, indie-folk style. 'Final' and 'Nowadays' cover you with a post-rock and acid-folk touch.
Overall, i like this album. My favorite tracks are 'Cal' and 'Unconfined'. Maybe it will be great having his CD, but i think it would be difficult for me to get into the shipping procedures and price. But, hey! find him through bandcamp !