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Kraig Lamper
American Record Guide, November 2011

Sentieri Selvaggi is an Italian ensemble that performs contemporary music and plays with great time and matching articulations…

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MusicSprings, June 2011

The title Zingiber takes its name from a composition by Carlo Boccadoro, founder and conductor of Sentieri Selvaggi and eclectic figure of contemporary Italian culture. Zingiber, which is Latin for “ginger”, underlines the irreverent character of the piece and the record—a dash of ginger with frantic bells, cows, mechanical birds, whistles and a polyrhythmic clashes of various objects.

The remaining tracks move between different musical languages and very different moods—strong incisive rhythmic compositions are intermixed with more reflective pieces. Hints of minimalism and popular music give way to more complex and intricate structures that give life to a colorful mosaic of various sounds and atmospheres, fully exploring the virtuosity of the performers.

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