An eclectic collection of exotic lush sounds that spans across several distinct genres including: Latin, Nouveau Flamenco, New Age (Contemporary Instrumental), Electronica, Smooth RnB and World influences - "Peace, Love & Joy"
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Arrizza's first official studio album to date, it features 14 beautiful original instrumental musical compositions that captivate the soul and heart - An eclectic collection of exotic lush sounds that spans across several distinct genres: including Nouveau Flamenco, Latin, New Age (contemporary Instrumental), Electronica, Smooth RnB and World influences - from the passion-fueled opening tracks "Prelude/Cuerdas de Pasion" to the more ethereal emotion-filled ones like the 8-minute masterpiece "Illuminata" - Each song is a story in itself, transporting the listener to various sonic landscapes that spark the imagination, conveying images of allure, enchantment, mystery and wonder -
In addition, several talented musicians have also collaborated and lended their special touch to the album such as New Age vocalist & singer/songwriter "Kerilyn" (haunting vocals on "Drifting") and U.K.- based multi-instrumentalist Tim Juckes (Middle Eastern violin on "Yalla Yalla") -
True to the underlying message of "Peace, Love & Joy" - each song, composed from pure emotion and heart, strives to create a classic yet modern vibe that expresses the oneness that underlies all cultures.....as depicted by the various styles combined together on this album - destined to capture the spirit and and allow our souls to experience - and "dance"!
released February 7, 2014
All Songs Composed, Arranged, Performed, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Arrizza
Additional mastering by: "El Marco"
tracks 5, 7 & 12 - composed by Kerilyn & Arrizza
track 9 - composed by Mark Barnwell & Arrizza
Lead, Rhythm & Harmony Spanish, Electric & Steel-string guitars: Arrizza
Synth, Bass & Drum/Percussion programming: Arrizza
additional composition & instrumentation on "World of My Dreams" - Steve Durante
background vocals on "Drifting" - Kerilyn
Middle Eastern violin on "Yalla Yalla" - Tim Juckes
Doumbek percussion on "Cuerdas de Pasion" & "Yalla Yalla" - Shlomo (appears courtesy of Studio Pros)
SPECIAL NOTE: - On the song, "Star Traveller" (track 8) - I wanted to capture as best as I could, the feeling of an exhilarating cosmic journey through the depths of space. As a composer, it is sometimes a challenge to convey the emotions that inspire the music and finding the right touch to enhance the listener's interpretation of that experience. In the quiet section, one can hear the occasional "clicks" in the recording. This was intentional, as to emulate the sounds of outer space (shooting meteors passing by...etc...) heard on a radio telescope.
Under the artist name "Arrizza" - Yannaki is a self-taught Latin/New-Age/World guitarist and multi-instrumental artist based
in the Long Island, NY area, primarily performing within the Nouveau Flamenco genre. His music can be described as a fusion of the spicy sounds of the Caribbean and Latin-America along with the traditions of Southern Spain, incorporating World rhythms with a New Age flair....more