On his new album, Before And Now Seems Infinite, Albanese uses modern classical compositions with electronic hues to capture memories of the past.
Each exquisite rendering is inspired by a specific memory, along with Marcel Proust’s suggestion that ‘remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.’
To capture these memories, Albanese also uses traces of jazz and avant-garde pop.
‘There are multiple ways in which we perceive a memory,’ says Albanese, who grew up in Milan and now calls Berlin home.
‘We might remember things from different angles and give them different meanings. I find it interesting to explore the instant where we decide how we are going to remember something. And music is the vehicle I use to find these moments, to hold them in time.’
Before And Now Seems Infinite is Albanese’s debut album for Universal Music Group’s imprint Mercury KX, following 2018’s By The Deep Sea and his soundtrack to the 2019 documentary The Twelve.
The new album is his third release on Mercury KX in nine months, following The Moments We Keep, a collaborative EP with singer-songwriter Tara Nome Doyle, and the spontaneously recorded solo piano EP Fredenwalde Teil I.