Thursday, February 18, 2010

Boris Salvodelli Matches Vocal Pyrotechnics with Fertile Musical Thinking

Originally posted on September 26, 2008

Italian vocalist Boris Salvodelli is something else. His CD Insanology (Mousemen) has minimal and sometimes no instrumental accompaniment. Boris multi-tracks, loops and arranges his vocals for an aural symphony that is as much in the lineage of Brian Wilson as it is of Bobby McFerrin.

Every track is its own universe, ranging from quasi-reggae to progressive rock to an anything-goes adventure. This is fine music and Boris is a fine vocalist. I usually balk at solo vocal performances. But this one is so musical and well conceived, it hit me from the moment I put it on my player. Nice!

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