Boomkat Product Review:
Way Out is the fourth album of self-penned material by Alessandra Celletti, who has been refining her craft as a songwriter over the course of the past ten years or so, having already established herself as a formidable pianist and a key interpreter of 20th century composition. Celletti's career began in 1994 when she released Les Sons Et Les Parfums, an album of works by Debussy, Ravel and Satie, and clearly she's maintained her chops as a musician. Her writing is strongly characterised by elaborate and finely articulated piano work, which fits in perfectly with her exuberant and expressive vocal style (complete with heavy Italian accent). Despite a pronounced kookiness underscoring much of the album, it tends to be coupled with a grounding in melancholy, not to mention the sheer seriousness of Celletti's immaculate keying. It should be noted however: 'A Hundred Dreams' with it's irritating pet-centric lyrics ("I love you and you love me and we love my cat") is probably a bit too silly for its own good.