All That Binds Us (1993) Import/Brazil
This is Corciolli’s first solo album, produced, arranged and performed by the talented Brazilian keyboardist/composer and released through his own record company Azul Music. Through sophisticated music textures, created and performed on the piano and various synthesizers, Corciolli presents ten inspired instrumentals, full of nuances of rare sensibility. Highlights are the beautiful piano solo “Cantareira,” and “The Last Day of Every Year.”
\"Some pieces of this album were \"born\" in hotels throughout Brazil, at a time when I played with the blockbuster band \"Gypsy Spirit.\" When the concerts were over, I went to my room with a keyboard and I would sometimes spend the night composing... Nearly entirely produced on keyboards, it was nine months of total dedication... I see this CD as a kind of diary, a biographical witness of that phase.\" ~ Corciolli ~
Corciolli’s music is inspired and unique. Corciolli strives to unite the traditional to the contemporary; the acoustic to the electronic. Praised by many Brazilian reviewers for his compositions, arrangements and recordings, Corciolli is considered to be one of the most remarkable Brazilian artists in his genre.
Born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, he began his musical studies at 13 and while studying electronic organ and classical piano, developed a deep interest in synthesizers. From 1986 to 1990, he attended college to study architecture. While attending college, Corciolli worked as a professional musician, performing with Brazilian master bass player Celso Pixinga and the popular Espirito Cigano.
In 1993, Corciolli founded the Azul Music record company and produced his first CD recording “ALL THAT BINDS US.” Next came “UNIO MYSTICA,” a musical suite in 7 movements that presented alchemical texts in Latin, Gregorian chants and orchestral arrangements. UNIO MYSTICA brought Corciolli international acclaim when it was Blessed by Pope John Paul II and released in 27 countries. In 1996, Corciolli was invited by the Tibetan Monks of Gaden Shartse to perform for two memorable nights at the Latin America Memorial, in São Paulo, Brazil. This led to a recording of the album “THE NEW MOON OF EAST,” an exquisite union between Tibetan sacred music and western music. In 2000, he released the Tudoazul collection; ten albums inspired by alternative therapies based on acknowledged ancient ancestral knowledge. The entire collection became a national best-seller for Corciolli.
Other popular recordings also available in the U.S. through CD Baby include “EXOTIQUE” (1998), “UNIO CELESTIA” (1999), “ART OF SEDUCTION” (2001) and “UM OLHAR” (A Glance) (2004). In addition to producing and distributing albums throughout the world, his music is featured in collections with Vangelis, Yossou N´Dour, Dead Can Dance, Hans Zimmer, Secret Garden, Era, Enigma, Sarah Brightman, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Kitaro, Placido Domingo, and others.
For Corciolli, music should not have limits imposed, or rules, or styles. It needs to move - and to charm on its own.