Review by Ambientblog


To celebrate its first year of existence, Lady Blunt Records commissioned 15 artists to create a composition dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea. The result is a collection presenting a broad spectrum of (neo-classical) music. “From solo piano to strings, passing through electronics, ondes martenot, kalimba and experimental guitar. The musicians have composed pieces that are rich in emotional depth, with evocative, melancholy tones, sometimes dramatic, sometimes positively heartening. It is a genuine auditory immersion in the depths of contemporary instrumental music.”

The list of artists includes names like Laura Masotto, Christine Ott, Jim Perkins, Fiona Brice, Ceeys, Snowdrops, as well as some less familiar names (to me): Philip G. Anderson, Daniela Savoldi, Anna Yarbrough, Eleuteria, Cabeki, Glowworm and Luca Longobardi.

Mediterraneo is a tribute to a sea that suffers, that is now the scene of profound human and ecological drama. For this reason, all proceeds from the project will be donated to two Italian NGOs involved in the Mediterranean Sea, both on the environmental side (MareVivo Onlus) and the humanitarian side (Mediterranea, Saving Humans).”

Mediterraneo is a showcase of contemporary neo-classical music as well as a great introduction (if needed) to the Italian Lady Blunt label. And, if that is not enough, buying the album also supports two great causes, environmental and humanitarian.