FIP RADIO FRANCE (FR)

"On a complètement craqué sur ce disque: un album complet et élégant. Magnifique." (album jazz de la semaine) Read More

 

 INTERNAZIONALE (IT) 

"...tutto concorre a tessere un incantesimo fluente. Volpe compone, arrangia, suona e offre il suo canto sommesso: con un senso della parola magica e un tocco da rabdomante." (Album della settimana)  Read More

 

FUNKHAUSE EUROPA WDR (DE) 

"Sie lullt ein, verführt, nimmt mit auf Traumreisen." Read More

 

ATHENS VOICE (GR) 

"Αριστουργηματικό ντεμπούτο για τους Manuel Volpe & The Rhabdomatic Orchestra, που σου θυμίζει τον Leonard Cohen παρέα με τον Tom Waits να τζαμάρουν κινηματογραφική μουσική σε μια αφρικάνικη έρημο" (Best Albums of 2016)

 

"Masterful debut for Manuel Volpe & Rhabdomancy Orchestra: it seems Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits who make music for films in an African desert" Read More

 

IL MUCCHIO (IT)

 

"una fusion dai timbri caldi e dall'inflessione avvolgente, una sequela di diapositive che raccontano luoghi magici eppure così reali da avere la sensazione di finirci dentro. Sul talento di Volpe avevamo già scommesso tempo fa, oggi ne abbiamo una prevedibile conferma" [7] Read More

 

PUBLIK'ART (FR)

"Sur Albore, sa voix est moelleuse et envoutante. Décharnée de presque tout aspect mélodique mais ronronnant dans les graves pour mieux les modeler, comme l’ombre révèle ou masque la lumière. Et c’est une très belle richesse instrumentale, aux diverses ambiances, tantôt africaines, tantôt maritimes, qui l’accompagne."[4.7/5] (Album coup de coeur) Read More

 

ALIAS - IL MANIFESTO (IT)

"sorprendente (...) una cavalcata notturna dipanata in dieci magnifiche tracce" [****/5]

 

 

BLOW UP (IT)

"Stile, talento ed eleganza impeccabili" [7/8] Read More

 

TWISTEDSOUL (UK)

"Every track adds another layer of intrigue and is worthy of repeat listens. Overall, the album in whole is a gem. Deeply moving jazz" [8] (album of the week) Read More

 

BUSCADERO (IT)

 

"Tra elegante sinuosità e l'evocatività della grande musica, non è difficile segnalare Albore quale centro pieno e molto più che una conferma di grande talento." Read More

 

ROCKIT (IT)

"Nel primo disco ci ha stupito, nel nuovo ci ha stregato." (album of  the day) Read More

 

LAPKAT (AUS)

"when jazz is the perfect bed for cross cultural love making...I'm not even going to try to categorize this music beyond that statement!" Read More

LA PROVINCIA (ES)

"Un disco con un tratamiento artesanal de la melodía y con detalles instrumentales que no pasan desapercibidos." Read More

 

VINYL-FAN.DE (DE)

"„Albore" ist Kopfmusik und Bauchmusik zugleich, sie kann zum Träumen verleiten, aber auch zum Tanzen animieren. [...] eine klare Empfehlung!" Read More

 

LUCIDAMENTE (IT)

"Un eclettismo che sa di portentoso, un equilibrio miracoloso" Read More

 

SOULTRAIN ONLINE (DE)

"...erstaunlicher Weise schafft Manuel Volpe es hier, jenen Schwergang in mehr gefühlten denn gehörten, tatsächlichen Groove umzusetzen, der alle zehn Titel des wunderbaren „Albore“-Sets irgendwie Geheimnisumhüllt vorwärts treibt."[****/5] Read More

 

HHV.de (DE)

"Sanfte orientalische Einflüsse und Afrobeat-inspirierte Bläserarrangements erzeugen einen ultrarelaxten souligen Jazz-Sound" [7.3] Read More

 

ПЯТНИЦА (RU)

Словом, альбом слушается прекрасно. Главное – не пытайтесь разобраться, где тут джаз, а где влияние восточной музыки. Воспринимайте альбом как единое целое, и тогда удовольствие вам гарантировано.

"In short, the album is perceived perfectly. The main thing - do not try to figure out where is the jazz, and where the influence of Eastern music. Think of the album as a whole, and then the fun is guaranteed." [****/5] Read More

 

BLACK MUSIC PROMO (RU)

"...Rhabdomantic Orchestra блестяще получился невольный трюк, который практически невозможно просчитать заранее: просто включите альбом в режиме автоповтора – и вы раз за разом будете слышать разную музыку. Как это возможно? Всё дело в натуральной магии, замешанной на безграничной любви к музыке и к культуре различных цивилизаций." [*****/5]

"Rhabdomantic Orchestra brilliantly turned an involuntary trick that is almost impossible to calculate in advance: simply turn the album in the auto-repeat mode - and you'll repeatedly hear different music. How is this possible? It's all about natural magic, mixed with the boundless love of music and the culture of different civilizations." Read More

 

GEO (FR)

"Doux amer comme l’aurore. Albore est une des très belles révélations de ce printemps." Read More

LES VEILLES MUSICALES (FR)

"une musique inspirée et inspirante, au carrefour du jazz et des musiques du monde (...). La sophistication des arrangements de Volpe n’aura d’égal que la chaude profondeur de sa voix, presque parlée, un peu comme si le jeune homme nous glissait quelques confidences à l’oreille" Read More

 

IMPATTO SONORO (IT)

"Testa, cuore, mani, occhi e labbra, tutto questo si muove in Albore e lo rende un disco più unico che raro sul suolo di questo Paese". Read More

MUSICLETTER (IT)

"un’opera magistrale che non teme il confronto" Read More

 

JUST KIDS (IT)

"Morbido e penetrante, intenso e definitivo. La voce di Volpe scalda l’anima anche solo con un respiro (...)" Read More

 

OFF TOPIC (IT)

"Suoni che evocano immagini prese da qualche fiaba, con un’idea lontana e ingenua di turbanti e scimitarre, loop che ci tengono sospesi ma ben ancorati, ondeggiando al suono dei fiati, marcati, dominanti, tondi e sensuali..." Read More

 

100DECIBEL (IT)

"...un disco infinito" Read More

 

HIGHLIGHTS 2016

ALZA IL VOLUME - RAI RADIO 3

Exclusive premiere of the album and 20 min introduction by Valerio Corzani on the italian national radio. Read More

FIP - RADIO FRANCE

Album of the week and presentation on french national radio + playlist rotation (club jazz). Read More

LA DOLCE VITA - FUNKHAUS EUROPA WDR 1

Interview on German national radio. Read More

TONART JAZZ - DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR

On playlist rotation. Read More

ATHENS VOICE

Best album 2016 on the national Greek journal. Read More

INTERNAZIONALE

Album of the week on one of the main italian magazine.

JAZZ THING (de)

Video premiere on the german jazz magazine.

SENTIREASCOLTARE (it)

Video premiere on the main italian music web magazine. 

 

 

OTHER QUOTES:

"Damn, that´s great. Love the whole album." (Quincy Jointz)
"Wonderful. Pure class" (The Boogie Wonderland Show)
"Pure magic." (45 rpm radioshow)

"Simply stunning" (Dom Servini)
"From lyrics to compositions to instrumentation to production, this album has it all. Made to be a classic one." (Cayetano Music)
"Just beautiful" (Michael Rütten)

"Hypnotic Cinematic Afro Jazz sounds into a Desert!" (Chris Ex)
"Antakarana vibes!" (Jeremy Sole - KCRW)
"Amazing album !! Im hypnotized by the music. Jazz with a world ethic touch." (DJ Tahira)
"Lovely production, beautiful tunes. Diggin it" (Omegaman)
" Warm, enveloping and musically beguiling as the ideas develop. Wonderful flow, beautiful and serene. Excellent musicianship. Love it" (Afrobase Radioshow)
"Great mellow flow" (Migrations Radio)

PRESS
"ALBORE" (Agogo Records 2016)