Ginacarlo Erra releases video for Ends VII

Giancarlo Erra
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Nosound mainman Gaincarlo Erra has released a video for Ends VII which you can watch below. The song is taken from his debut solo album, Ends, which will be released on Kscope on April 12.

Inspired by the work of Arvo Pärt and Max Richter, the soundtracks of Nils Frahm and Clint Mansell, and the early Electronica of the likes of Roedelius and Schulze, Ends comprises a suite of eight thematically linked instrumentals, deploying sparse piano patterns, synth textures, string quartet performances, and subtle electronica. Produced and performed by Erra some of the album’s vividly cinematic soundscapes will be used in a forthcoming documentary by Australian film-maker Dion Johnson.

Erra has also announced two solo live dates where he will be performing Ends. he will play a free show at the Sir Plunket Room at The Sir Garnet in  Norwich on February 25 and the Auditorium Lo Sciamano in Rome, Italy on April 13.

"I wanted to do this on my own with the most minimal setup possible," Erra tells Prog. "The most important thing is to go on stage without any pre-conceived structure and to be able newly rearrange the music every night. A track could last half or twice the original album length; I want to play with the structure rather than just the instruments, and always with a visual counterpart that can change between performances. It’s a completely different mindset for me and a challenge that’s as exciting as it is scary and thrilling!”

Ends is available for pre-order here.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.