On his debut solo album Ends, Giancarlo Erra ably demonstrates a masterful gift for producing timelessly intimate and profoundly affecting music.
“I decided to call the album 'Ends', because each end is in actuality the possible start for something new (in both music and life). This isn't always easy to accept, and it’s something I often struggle with. The album title is a reminder and an encouragement, plus it’s an appropriate name for my solo debut which explores a different kind of music for me.”
Comprising a suite of eight thematically linked instrumentals, Ends deploys sparse piano patterns, synth textures, eerily beautiful string quartet performances, and subtle electronic pulses to create a compelling whole that establishes Erra as a composer of rare sensitivity and singular purpose. Freed from the constraints of writing songs and creating frameworks for his long-running post-rock collective Nosound, with Ends Erra has delivered the purest distillation of his musical vision.
In abandoning his voice, Giancarlo Erra has discovered a new one.