Press release - "WHISPER OF THE RAIN” – an intense concept album based on a true story!
Date: Jul 22, 2015
Produced and Mixed
(Lord of the Rings, Twilight, Avatar, King Kong)
The new album by Alessio Miraglia, the talented Italian composer living in Los Angeles entitled WHISPER OF THE RAIN,
is an intense concept album based on a true story.
Recorded in Los Angeles.
WHISPER OF THE RAIN
released in JULY 2015
"Artistically and technically, all the performances are impeccable and of superb quality, while the mixing and production by Tim Starnes brings out all the sublime dynamics Alessio Miraglia and the other participants infused into the recording of this album." (Rockgarden)
“Whisper of the Rain”
Has risen to the 3rd position in the soundtracks of iTunes charts in Italy
and to the 55th position in the soundtracks of iTunes in USA.
The album, WHISPER OF THE RAIN is divided into five parts (plus the Overture and Outro) and each part chronologically follows the path taken by the story – from 1945 to 2015. The album which plays like a movie soundtrack is a delicate and grim reminder of a young black boy, who with the passing of years became a poor, old homeless man abandoned by society. In spite of the “American Dream”!
from (Jamsphere Magazine):
“I really don’t know how to describe exactly what I experienced during the duration of the album, but I can say that it left such an emotional impact on me that I was still shaking after it finished. The music swells and boils and builds to an eruption that flows over you like hot molten lava. The lava then cools and solidifies before the next outpouring engulfs you…again and again, as Miraglia assails your emotions and sensibilities.
The music feels uniquely personal especially by being able to isolate and pick out the solo instrumentation. While this is an electronic and rock heavy score it never feels synthetic and is organic in every sense of the word. Emotionally it can be aggressive and at times extremely harsh, but it has a gentle side of incredible beauty…just like the story of the homeless man.
Within this particular narration, the work is a wide-ranging one. There are slow, melancholy and introspective pieces as well as a great deal of pulse-pounding adrenalin chasing music. The arrangements do exactly what they were intended to do; drawing the listener into the evolving storyline, just like a movie would.
Alessio Miraglia album:
"Whisper of the Rain" iTunes
Whisper of the Rain, Alessio Miraglia’s new solo album, is available worldwide in 2 different formats, digital downloads & CD in a Digipack.
More details can be found at the official site: www.alessiomiraglia.com
Alessio Miraglia on:
Whisper of the Rain:
“March 10, 2014 Boston. Trying to protect myself from the rain, I took shelter in a covered gallery near the train station.
A voice nearby caught my attention: an old, seemingly homeless man ensconced in a corner, singing the National Anthem.
Curiosity getting the better of me, I approached and engaged him in conversation.
After just a few minutes, he openly began the recount his life’s story, like a wise grandfather to his young grandson. Fascinated by this glimpse into an existence so different than my own, I became entranced by the pictures created through his words.
I walked step by step along the path that Destiny, with its distinctive irony and profound cruelty had seen fit to drive this magnificent man along, to become the lonely, wise human being that I saw before me, experiencing along with him everymoment, every pain, every tragedy.
I, in my turn, felt compelled to make this album because, long after meeting him, his story continued to echo within me.
I have tried to transform his moments into music, and hope his experience resonates with every note.
I have attempted to present his journey as truthfully as possible, and to endow this work with his presence.
My wish for you is that you will feel as profoundly moved by his story as I was myself.”
It ’s a journey through the memories, life, dramas and dreams of a man destined from the outset to remain on the sidelines of the 'American Dream'."
Credits: Alessio Miraglia composed all the lyrics and music, as well as arranged and played all the instruments, except for the drums which were programmed by Mario Contarino. The voices of John Clinebell and Eva Mahgrefteh can be heard on the album as well as the participation of Granpa Murashige on the ukulele and Patrick Shade on the violin. The Black & White cover images for the cover artwork was completed by the talented photographer and artist Irene Fittipaldi.
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