Multi-instrumentalist Vasconcelos is fascinating -- it's hard to know just what he's going to do from one track to another, or even within a track. There are times when his music is simple and straightforward, and other times when improbable complexities are left lying around the sonic landscape (as in the opening "Cortina"). The music on Storytelling is often sweet and charming, and just as often thoughtful and engaging -- never boring, annoying, or mediocre; it's also impossible to pigeonhole.
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AllMusic Review by Steven McDonald