Art of Seduction (2001) Import/Brazil
This album delivers inspired melodies developed from rhythms and hypnotic loops, complemented by tribal and Gregorian chants, samplers and ethereal keyboards. Different from Corciolli\'s other works, Art of Seduction is full of groove; stronger, with embracing percussive lines. The album exudes sensual sonority, particularly on the tracks “Book of Memories,” “Hypnotize Me” and “Vapor.” Corciolli develops a closer relationship with lounge music and chill out styles, dotted with instrumental pop and jazzy atmospheres, translating each theme with refinement and diversity.
\"I surrendered to hypnotic rhythms of drums and percussion and built all the album\'s melodies and arrangements based on these sonorities. It was a novelty for me in my method of composition as I am used to creating the melody and harmony on the piano first, only then adding the rhythms...The pieces turned out to be very nice for live performances, as they are sexy, full of energy, and despite including lots of electronic elements, they still sound \"human\"... ~ 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, Corciolli 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 also 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 the 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 of 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 (now available in the U.S. through CD Baby) include “EXOTIQUE” (1998), “UNIO CELESTIA” (1999) 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.