After a preview presentation of the album held last February at the Casa del Jazz in Rome and with four unreleased albums behind her that have been widely recognized by critics, the singer-songwriter and performer Ilaria Pilar Patassini also consolidates in this new work the partnership with guitarist, arranger and artistic producer Federico Ferrandina, already featured on the previous album “Moon in Aries.”
“Land Without Land” is composed of eleven modern, original and self-conscious songwriting songs that move from the Italian musical tradition into jazz and onto classical, chamber-like lines of writing. A boat that touches many ports without lingering in any, with a course heading in the direction of freedom, self-determination and the happy claim of a vast containment of multitudes of Withmanian memory. The album is a poetic and musical manifesto that gives voice to the artist’s multifaceted gaze, which moves from self-analysis to the telling of everyday life. On the album tracks Ilaria Pilar Patassini she sniffs and indulges the winds of change, in an ideal axis linking personal vicissitudes to those of her time and universal sharing: feeling nomadic, finding a home in the waves, experiencing liquid and impermanent society but also the gratification of finally being able to lay bare the conflicts that patriarchy has sewn to its measure on the status of being a woman; and then the processing of grief, the vocation for fluid elements, the coincidence of the end and beginning of love stories.
“Land Without Earth” is a voice that sings to the ears of an entire society made up of patterns increasingly dictated by the power of a few and a progressive dematerialization that, however, collides and coincides with the need for empathy and exercise of the senses, on the one hand thus removing the ground from under our feet and on the other hand restoring humanity and rebellion, uniting everyone within a single condition: that of landless earthlings.