“Talented guitarist/composer Nic Vardanega’s debut CD features his outstanding Sydney based quartet, in an attractive collection of well crafted originals that is a great introduction to his music, of which I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more in the years to come.”
- Mike Nock
Inverno, the Italian word for winter, is the name and inspiration behind the debut album of Sydney guitarist/composer Nic Vardanega.
Featuring eight of Vardanega’s compositions, recorded fittingly in the winter tranquillity of the Blue Mountains in July 2014, the album features Steve Barry on piano, David Groves on acoustic bass and James Waples on drums.
Here’s what Nic has to say about Inverno.
“Inverno is a collection of tunes I have written over the past few years that hold a common aesthetic. I’ve always liked the idea of a concept album and this album is a culmination of a deep interest in my Italian heritage and the colours and moods that winter brings to mind."
released December 1, 2014
All compositions by Nic Vardanega (APRA)
Nic Vardanega - electric & acoustic guitars
Steve Barry - piano & Fender Rhodes
David Groves - acoustic bass
James Waples - drums
Recorded at Underwood Studios Wentworth Falls July 3,4 & 17 2014. Engineered by Craig Field.
Mixed by Ross A’hern at The Chapel of Sound August 22, 2014.
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering New York.
Artwork and design by Melissa Price.
Photography by James Dear.
Produced by Nic Vardanega.