ACROSS THE OCEAN” IS ANDRES GUAZZELLI’S UPCOMING EP, SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED IN LATE AUGUST VIA MELODIC REVOLUTION RECORDS.
Following the decision to put “Wötan: The Untold Story” on hiatus, Guazzelli embarked on a sonic experimentation journey, expanding his compositional style away from orchestral and cinematographic and more towards a more straightforward and lyrics-driven style. Thus, “Across The Ocean” was born.
The album is a clear showcase of Andres’ paradigm change regarding his compositional style, straying away from sheer progressive and symphonic rock and venturing deeper into a more argentine folkloric-based music.
Never fully leaving his progressive roots, Andres allows himself to incorporate native folkloric instruments such as the bandoneón, Bombo legüero and Quena while borrowing elements, cadences and sounds from Argentine tango, chacarera, and zamba.
‘Across The Ocean‘ transitions from acoustic and minimalistic to full-blown orchestral work; from Argentine folk to Italian baroque. As a literal representation of his musical background and heritage, the album is presented as a two-parter, ultimately leading to Guazzelli‘s follow-up release, ‘World Citizen‘.
1. AUSTRALIS (2:41)
2. ESCAPE CRIOLLO (4:11)
3. ACROSS THE OCEAN (3:21)
4. BOREALIS (4:54)