James Oldrini

Enlighten by James Oldrini

Derbyshire musician James Oldrini’s debut album Enlighten has been soothing my spirit over the past few months since I received my pre-ordered copy. It is now on general release and I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone who enjoys melodic and mesmeric piano pieces.

James’s music is rooted in the stunning Derbyshire countryside that is his home and the beautiful cover image by photographer Roger Morgan perfectly captures the mood of the music .

Delicate piano, sensitive and subtle strings and keyboards combine to produce a delicate and soothing collection of beautiful instrumental pieces, often meditative and tranquil but building to moments of passion and rapture.

A particular favourite is track 3 , Oceans Apart , where James’s piano is joined by co-composer of the track Desislava Kondova’s soaring violin playing, full of longing and promise.

Reflective and beautiful , perfect music to wind down to after a hard day…I challenge anyone to remain in a bad mood after listening to this sublime work , truly a  soundtrack for your imagination.

Reviewed by Sue Sturt-Bolshaw for Earth Pathways September 2016


View the press release for Enlighten here

Derbyshire based, independent contemporary composer JAMES OLDRINI releases his debut album, ENLIGHTEN this September 23rd. Equipped with a Macbook and a budget of just £300, OLDRINI set about scoring his works to create Enlighten. It was the good will of close musicians and technical friends wanting to be involved in the album that made it all possible. Enlighten is not about lush studios, expensive production and handsome budgets, it’s about purity, emotions, using what you have and portraying rustic beauty at grass roots. Enlighten is heavily inspired by OLDRINI’s home town of Belper, from the derelict mills and factories that sparked the industrial revolution to the tranquility and rugged beauty of the Peak District and surrounding areas.

TRACK LISTING: 1. Journey 2. Chevin 3. Oceans Apart 4. Raggi d’oro 5. Spectrum 6. Footsteps 7. Circle 8. Summer Breeze 9. Memories

‘Enlighten is very special to me. I have poured ideas, thoughts and emotions into this album to create space to think and reflect. I absolutely love the fact that it has been a natural, organic process with no creative boundaries and that all of its rustic imperfections are perfect to me. These tracks are truly honest works from the heart’ – JAMES OLDRINI


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