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Her debut “Becalmed” (2010) revealed Sophie Hutchings as a piano performer focused both on minimalism and deep emotional poignancy.
On her second album, the australian poli-strumentist establishes herself not simply as inspired counterpart of “colleagues” as Dustin O’Halloran or Peter Broderick, but as sensitive crafter of warm melodic pieces. Still centered around piano notes, her compositions now include also organs, percussions, strings and an immaterial vocal ambience.
This way, the contemplative austerity of “Night Sky” doesn’t lose anything of the moving immediacy of the previous work. Instead the whole album display the growing compositive skills of an artist who succeeds in transforming a neoclassic essentiality in many charming nocturnal visions, between light and shade.
(published on Rockerilla n. 386, October 2012)