Corciolli

Unio Mystica

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This album starts a new phase in the Corciolli's career. With his approach to mysticism, he added Latin lyrics (translated to Portuguese in the booklet), Gregorian chant, Arabian chant, and female and male vocals, using all of these components as a basis for composing a harmonious work full of dynamics and hypnotic textures (e.g., the suite "Operis Processio"). The collaboration of Adriana Mezzadri's voice, Oswaldinho do Acordeon on accordion, and Krucis' Arabian chants and tambura -- combining different styles, rhythms, and movements -- with part of the recording sessions at São Bento Cloister (in São Paulo, Brazil) and mixing done at Sound Techniques in Boston, MA, this resulted in an inspired work that impressed Brazilians. The artwork is also a highlight, containing images from the 14th and 15th centuries. This CD was released in Europe with different artwork and received the blessing of Pope John Paul II. Success in the European market resulted in their participation on the CD The Healing, a compilation featuring several musicians, including Vangelis, Andreas Vollenweider, Kitaro, Era, Enigma, Yanni, and Clannad, among others. This CD is a perfect balance between age-old sacred chant and modern vocals and instruments.

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