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Review: Enrico Orlandi – ‘Una Cosa Nostra’

by admin August 26, 2020

Review: Enrico Orlandi – ‘Una Cosa Nostra’

Born in Rome, Enrico Orlandi grew up listening to vibrant sounds of 90’s pop and rock music, cultivating a love of music that he aimed to reflect in his own playing. In College, his love for pop shifted towards classical music, and as he continued down the path of a musical life, his decided to make the jump to American shores, attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music In 2014. It was the first major step in towards his dream of becoming a composer, and one that has continually paid off to this day.

After graduating Summa cum Laude in Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Scoring and founding the independent studio and record label Lepredizioni Musicali in 2016, Enrico began to work on short movies, including the acclaimed works of Giulia Tata and Federica Salvatori. His most recent project is the score for a short movie called ‘Una Cosa Nostra’, a picture directed by Greta Scicchitano and Naima Vitale.

An Italian project made in collaboration with Save The Children, ‘Una Cosa Nostra’ is a short film that denounces the struggles of kids living in suburban areas in southern Italy. Although we weren’t able to view the film itself, it’s easy to glimpse the emotion and power behind it through Orlandi’s soundtrack. A three-track release that comprises the tracks, ‘Nonplaces’, ‘The Gym’, and ‘Nonplaces (Reprise), it’s a soundtrack that builds hope with every note.

Simple, almost minimalist in instrumentation, the three tracks are all about atmosphere and expansion. Bringing lightness through waves of flickering tones and subtle, rapid percussion, the soundtrack conjures a clear emotive reaction, beginning with darker signs of struggle and leading through to more welcoming shades of hope. It’s a soundtrack that even on its own, projects a real emotional connection, leaving us to only imagine that with the short film beside it, it’s would be an unassailable emotive force.

Score: 8.5/10

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