Adriano Galante (ES)
‘Toda una alegría’ is the first solo album of Adriano Galante, founder, musician, and singer of Barcelona Seward music collective. Counting with special features such as Silvia Pérez Cruz, Ana Tijoux, Raül Refree, Maria Arnal, Rita Payés, Pol Batlle, Tarta Relena, Maestro Espada, Lucía Fumero or Júlia Colom, among many others…—, the album, coproduced with singers and musicians Judit and Meritxell Neddermann explores the various ways that humans have to achieve joy: from the simple act of swimming in the sea to quit a bad job, or the fact of learning something from someone without looking for it.
Galante’s live show combines traditional singer-songwriting —traveling from bolero to alegrías, canción romántica, cumbia, chacarera, tonada, or spoken word— with a delicate experimental touch in every detail. Followed live by a mixed group of different singers and musicians from Brazil, Italy, Catalunya, and Spain, Adriano explores, transforms, and reinterprets the tunes and the collaborations of his new album, finding a unique sound full of voices, harmonies, textures, rhythms, and percussions found all across the globe, sustained by an astonishing, both playful and intimate live performance.
“‘Toda una alegría’ is a subtle, precious, delicate, Mediterranean and vibrating album. And it is that we are not only facing an exuberant and leafy album, but also an important one, which more than honors its title because it defines a very particular language”, CARLOS PÉREZ ZIRIZA, Rockdelux Magazine