Halo is a solo project of Contemporary/Ambient/Electronic music by Pasquale Riviezzo, 21 y.o., Italy. He currently lives in Milan, where he also studies Mathematical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He has been playing piano for 14 years and guitar for 9 years, and started his musical project Halo as a way to express his personal thoughts and feelings, considering music as a form of art, and therefore as a way to convey important and meaningful messages and emotions to listeners in the form of sounds. After some self released works (have a look at the Discography page on this blog), his first EP “Late Winter Tales” has been released in May 2012 by label Dewtone Recordings. He is now working on his first album, which will be released later this year.
‘Winter’s Passage' is the 3rd track from 'Scenes from the four seasons’. This song softly recreates the atmosphere of late Winter, when the season it’s almost over and snow starts to melt, a few flowers standing out in the charming white landscape while Spring approaches.
'Scenes from the four seasons' is a collection of 15 unreleased tracks and b-sides from 2012, running through the four seasons and stopping at some intimate moments in Winter, a tranquil evening in Autumn, two seaside scenes between Spring and Summer.
I decided to have all these tracks together in this collection, at the moment exclusively released on bandcamp not only because of the common theme, but above all because, when I started working on my first modern classical album, that will be released later this year, I didn’t want to left all these works incomplete, even if they were mostly expression of ideas and style still imperfect and evolving.
I’m sure you’ll find a moment of peace and tranquillity in these notes, and even some passages that represents your life during the seasons, an intimate moment, as when you’re at home and the snow starts falling in winter, or when you first see the seaside in spring.
Thank you for taking time to listen to these songs. All your support is appreciated, especially in view of a strings recording session for the production of my new modern classical album.
Cover artwork is “Restleness” by Agnès Caixas, photographer from Barcelona - Spain. Find her online at:
‘The depth of thought' was originally written in the second half of 2011, but then was never released for digital download.
It is available from today in digital format, including four songs, just a few days before the release of ‘Scenes from the four seasons’. I’d like to conclude with these two releases all the works I left incomplete until now.
This was one of my first works, so experimental in nature, but also quite original, so I am happy to share it with you. Have a nice day. :)
“At the First Meeting” is the new single by talented Korean modern classical/electronica composer Sima Kim, released on Inner Ocean Records. Includes a remix by American Green and voices by Linda Ong. And I was really glad to contribute to this beautiful release mastering it. A really recommended listen.
I always thought of ambient music as a way to effectively depict soundscapes with notes and musical colors (frequencies, tones, silences).
I’ll listen to this with closed eyes and I’ll see sounds painting a landscape in the imaginary space. Like emerging from the deepness of your thoughts, and sorrounding you with its presence, because it’s you who has been creating it. Music conceals places in its notes.
I called that place “The wastelands”, a distant landscape brought back to our time for a little moment, as it were while the wind blew in the cloudy sky and the sun set over the horizon of the open fields.
Just like a dream, at the end you open your eyes and there’s no trace left, if not a subtle sensation of having been there, somewhere, sometime…
Dear friends and followers, my song “And In The Endless Night They Shed Their Tears” was included as opening track in a new compilation, “Pathways”, released today on Negative Sound Institute (NSI) netlabel. The release is for free download, and you can grab your copy at: http://www.negativesoundinstitute.com/grid/index.php/feature/latest.
These words are a brief introduction to this beautiful compilation by NSI owner Verian Thomas:
"It is difficult to describe what this compilation was originally about as the idea of it changed as it was being created. Originally I had the idea that I would collate several ‘journey’ related tracks into an interesting compilation, but that never really happened. What did happen is that, inevitably perhaps, I discovered that the Pathways of the title were ones that I would be travelling down in my search for music that struck me as beautiful, tracks that sat comfortably alongside each other without stealing each others beauty.
Not so many years ago I would not have been able to travel to Russia, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, UK, USA and Germany to hear the music included in this compilation, and then to obtain a recording of it and get permission to release it, the logistics would have been extraordinarily complicated, as would the expense. Today the world is a much smaller place and it has been fabulous to hear from the wonderful people residing in these countries who have been so very kind in allowing the release of their music through NSI. “