Giancarlo Erra to release debut solo album “Ends” on April 12th 2019

Giancarlo Erra Ends cover
On his debut solo album “Ends”, Giancarlo Erra ably demonstrates a masterful gift for producing timelessly intimate and profoundly affecting music.

Comprising a suite of eight thematically linked instrumentals, “Ends” deploys sparse piano patterns, synth textures, eerily beautiful string quartet performances, and subtle electronic pulses to create a compelling whole that establishes Erra as a composer of rare sensitivity and singular purpose.

Recalling the tonal contemporary classical miniatures of Arvo Pärt and Max Richter, the soundtracks of Nils Frahm and Clint Mansell, and the early electronica of the likes of Roedelius and Schulze, Ends presents a connected series of suspended sonic reveries that shift and build in unexpected and frequently heart-breaking ways.

Produced and performed by Erra – along with a Danish / Icelandic string quartet comprising Elis Marteinsson (violin), Krista Sverrisdóttir (violin), Nicolaj Nielsen (viola) and Quynh Lephan (cello) – some of the album’s vividly cinematic soundscapes will be used in a forthcoming documentary by Australian film-maker Dion Johnson.

Pre-order “Ends” here.

End III (04:05)
End II (04:03)
End I (05:25)
End VII (06:44)
End V (04:24)
End IV (05:06)
End VI (04:42)
Ends Coda (04:02)

Erra has also announces the first UK and Italy shows for 2019.

Live Shows 2019:
25th February – UK, Norwich – Plunkett Room @ the Sir Garnett
13th April – IT, Rome (venue TBA)

Tickets here.

Erra explains how he’ll be making “Ends” transition from a studio setting to a live performance: “I wanted to do this on my own with the most minimal setup possible. The most important thing is to go on stage without any pre-conceived structure and to be able newly rearrange the music every night. A track could last half or twice the original album length; I want to play with the structure rather than just the instruments, and always with a visual counterpart that can change between performances. It’s a completely different mindset for me and a challenge that’s as exciting as it is scary and thrilling!”...