Textura reviews When the Clouds

Francesco Galano makes an auspicious debut with his half-hour When The Clouds EP The Longed-For Season. The Salerno, Italy-based producer has been involved in music-making since the age of thirteen and issued his first demo in 2004 under the name Eid Ethyca. The six preternaturally assured settings that constitute his Drifting Falling coming-out exude no shortage of finesse and pastoral charm, with Galano uniting acoustic instruments (glockenspiel, guitar, bass, piano) and electronic sounds into melancholic and graceful wholes. Though textural enhancements are present, they’re used judiciously so as to serve the melodic framework of the track in question. The focus, in short, is on melody first and foremost, and specifically quietly euphoric melodies at that. Averaging about five minutes in length, every one of the six instrumentals is song-length too.

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