Brazilian musician Jose Antonio Marchezani Corciolli (professionally known simply as "Corciolli") has a diverse career as a composer and performer who has worked in a wide spectrum of musical styles. Recently I'd say he has been comfortably ensconced in moody, ethereal instrumentalism and his latest album, No Time But Eternity, perfectly encapsulates this. While the 12 tracks on this album swing the needle from nearly-unmetered meditations to pop-infused rhythmic explorations, Corciolli stays true to his underpinnings as a classically influenced instrumentalist with real skill.
In recent years Corciolli has broadened his work to include soundtracks, and this experience shows in tracks like "Yerazel" and "Dystopia"; the pictures being painted are so visceral you can close your eyes and picture the scenes from a movie that doesn't actually exist. Meanwhile, "Coexistence" and many of the other tracks on "No Time But Eternity" are content to provide a more contemplative take on the emotions raised, more of an examination of the feeling of loneliness (for example) rather than actually trying to raise the emotion within you. In the midst of these songs, a track like "Gaia" which hearkens back to his early career in Brazilian dance bands and kicks off with a sharp percussive beat really snaps your attention back. It's like a hint of lemon in a sweet tea that sharpens everything up for you.
No Time But Eternity"is a straight shot down the middle; it isn't trying to be a mind-blowing new experience that you've never heard of before. Corciolli has provided beautiful instrumental pieces that will likely snuggle comfortably into your playlists if you've already been a fan of instrumental, electronic-leaning music with numerous collaborative artists employing string instruments and percussion. As the Brits say, it does what it says on the tin, and in my opinion it does it very well.
~review by Patricia Mullen
12 tracks, 65 minutes
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