‘Chambers’ is the highly anticipated follow up to ‘Solo Piano II’ by Canadian electro pianist/composer Chilly Gonzales. The pioneering veteran has composed the album for piano and string quartet as a modern re-imagining of traditional, romantic era chamber music inspired by an evolving relationship with Hamburg's Kaiser Quartet that has a distinctively compulsive pop sound that coexists alongside Gonzales’s characteristically avant garde attitude.
“We want Chilly Willy!” “We want Chilly Willy!” While Barney Gumble may have been clamouring for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, unfortunately all we’ve got in at the moment is Chilly Gonzalez. He’ll have to make do. Solo Piano III is - who’d have guessed - the third LP in the Grammy-winner's series of records for solo piano. Act quickly to get one of the copies with a bonus CD of live recordings.
Gentle Threat are putting a few old Chilly Gonzales albums back out into the world. This record from the Canadian polymath is as it suggests with its title: Solo Piano. Given Gonzales’ musical background, it is a pleasant surprise how classical this sounds, recalling a relaxed Chopin or a Satie. White vinyl!
Chilly Gonzales takes a seat at the keyboard once more. The follow-up to 2004’s Solo Piano is another collection of lush lounge compositions that blur the lines between classical and pop. There’s plenty of Debussy, Schubert and Satie in here, but there’s also the melodic nouse one would expect from Drake’s go-to pianist. Solo Piano II is a lovely thing - let’s hope we don’t have to wait another eight years for the next instalment.