“Lost in the space” – Manuel Zito


“Lost in the space” by Manuel Zito is a simple, but charming work for piano that features an ostinato that is (by nature) repetitive, but not in the boring way by any means.  Sitting on the front edge of the beat the entire time, the piece reminds me of older jazz piano if the older piano didn’t reside on the back of the beat.  With simple harmonies, simple rhythms, and simple melodies in tunes like these, one should not assume they are either underdeveloped nor minimalist.  The track has a sculpted shape to it, and the goal here is not minimalistic.  The end result is, rather, a thoughtful exploration of the sounds that can come into a composer’s head, one by one, beautiful sonority by beautiful sonority.

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