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Eclectic vision of Italian guitarist Mauro Vero sculpted to perfection on new CD
(Published: November 15, 2011)

To Mauro Vero, the guitar speaks a universal language.

On his latest album Itinerari, Vero lets his evocative guitar playing translate his native Italian. Even if Vero's lyrics can't be understood there's no loss of impact. When the music is this good, not being able to comprehend the words isn't given a second thought. Furthermore, Vero's eclectic vision keeps interest high, carrying from track to track until the record's completion.

One of the most accessible songs on the album is "Pioggia," which has the sun-soaked hooks of a pop radio hit. Sweetly jangling riffs, honey-warm vocals, and tinkling keyboards generate an upbeat, tropical vibe. This is the perfect soundtrack for the beach. But Vero spikes the track with a sizzling blues solo that elevates it to a higher level of ecstasy. The slow-burning "Passion" dazzles with its crystalline textures; Vero delivers layers of dreamy atmospherics in this spellbinding instrumental.

There's a romantic streak to Vero's songs that is quite evident on "Maggie." In this lovely ballad, Vero's soulful croon caresses the ear while the liquid beauty of his guitars produce a floating, swirling effect. A truly versatile artist, "Mystic Mile" recalls the golden age of progressive rock with its transcendent riffing; it's otherworldly and magical.

There's no filler on Itinerari. Each track is sculpted to perfection and has a reason for existing. This is the kind of album that transports you to a different, better world.

More Information: http://www.maurovero.it

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