Davide Cedolin – Ligurian Pastoral

Davide Cedolin’s latest album is a personal record of bucolic solo guitar music that recalls the sights and environments of his home in Italy.

Available on cassette and digital through Island House Recordings, Ligurian Pastoral features Cedolin’s acoustic fingerpicking weaving through hazes of organ, harmonica and the occasional field recording, as well as some reverb-drenched lap steel and electric guitar (courtesy of Seawind of Battery himself, Mike Horn). The atmosphere on this record is very thick, and it suggests warm nostalgic images of pastoral landscapes, which for Cedolin, would be the rural areas between the Ligurian sea and the Apennines mountains.

Between the tenderness of his guitar work and the overall wistful vibe of songs like the gentle “A Water Relief in the Drought of Summer,” you get the sense that Cedolin is totally immersed in his memories, and he’s sharing their intimate details with us all.

As idyllic, comforting and hushed as an early sunrise, Ligurian Pastoral is a gorgeous guitar record that you’ll want to revisit whenever life starts to feel too busy and full of noise. Click here to get your copy today.



Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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