Radio Trapani is a curious and multifaceted artist. His changing of shape and image can be disorienting, but if you keep your attention bar high enough you will see distinctive traits in his music.
The first you can catch is the harmonic attention put into the songs that permeates all his music, stylish chord progressions and taste to spare, both in the more intimate moments and in the more extroverted dance ones.
There is the retro-futuristic funk of Salix Babylonica, the weird lightness of Jealousy, the classy intimism of The Afternoon, everything flows within a concept that concerns the end of a love and the fragile melancholy of the male protagonist who remains suspended in a drawing that has the soft and blurry colors of nostalgia.
The other element that makes Dario Trapani’s work so interesting and personal is the irony present in every fold of the album, not taking himself too seriously, in order to leave the inner communicative spaces open, and not to get bored (and bore others) with little pedant lessons learned by heart, as unfortunately happens with many artists that crowd the latest playlists.
An album that goes from a broken heart to a new and sharp vision of pop, and after an accurate writing phase and a brilliant arrangement, it’s presented to us with the confidence and innate spirit of an artist who is always curious and in search.