Categories: New Music

Italian musician, composer, and guitarist Riccardo Cantarelli delivers a liberating and highly cathartic performance with the title track “Dark Suite Seagulls” from his “Dark Suite” album.

Perhaps it’s the gentle strokes of his guitar strings, the warm appeal of his voice, or the skillful execution of his music that effortlessly ingratiates itself with listeners, or perhaps there is after all a mysterious appeal to his music that defies mere explanation; either way, Riccardo Cantarelli, a multitalented and multifaceted Italian musician, composer, and guitarist, creates music that is otherworldly, spanning the realms of indie and alternative. It is the kind of music that is more felt than heard. Riccardo prides himself on his extensive experience, with a career spanning decades during which he has composed numerous songs. Many of these are being reimagined today while preserving their nostalgic quality. Just like some of the vital organs dictate how well our health is, the quality of the music and lyrics is not compromised when it comes to Riccardo’s compositions, as he seeks to preserve the life of his music in the best ways he knows how.

“Dark Suite Seagulls” runs for 9 minutes and 37 seconds, yet it doesn’t feel nearly as long. The gently plucked guitar strings immediately transport you to another dimension, immersing you in a composition that transcends with striking sonic beauty.

A masterpiece brimming with virtuosic guitar techniques and awe-inspiring musicianship, “Dark Suite Seagulls” captivates way beyond the five senses.Around 1:10, the warm, distinct, and evocative vocals make their entrance, relishing their poetic freedom as the Italian lyrics seem to float around you.

The varied guitar and vocal tones capture the mystique and allure of the seagull symbolism. The melancholic melody and soulful guitar accompaniment allow the song to evoke a sense of longing and introspection. I imagine the lyrics paint a vivid picture of dark seagulls soaring across stormy skies, their wings silhouetted against the ominous clouds. Trust me, the lyrics may not make sense if you don’t understand Italian, but the music will speak to you—such is the beauty of this masterpiece!

As each strum of the guitar resonates with the untamed spirit of these enigmatic birds, the singer’s voice carries a sense of yearning and mystery. In a nutshell, “Dark Suite Seagulls” is a timeless ballad that invites listeners to delve into their own emotions and contemplate the hidden meanings behind the flight of the seagulls.

For more insight, listen to the music yourself, and you’ll likely experience the profound emotions it evokes.



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