Fans of melodic piano music from all around the world haven’t failed to notice the appeal of Spanish pianist, composer and arranger Jorge Segovia. After spending his entire life dedicated to homing in on his craft it’s safe to say that those years definitely weren’t misspent. Whilst we have come to know and love the sounds of Nils Frahm and Phillip Glass over recent years, it’s clear that Jorge Segovia has his own uniquely enthralling approach to his latest album “Plantir 1”. The disrupted patterns and misplaced notes don’t quite exhibit the same immersive qualities of similar artists. Instead, the unique arrangement of the notes provides something else entirely. They never allow you to get comfortable with the sound, each note grips you as you have no idea where the next will take you. The title track from the album Plantir is one of the longest compositions which features on the colossal 40-track album which will give you the best impression of his sporadically ethereal composing style.
You can check out the album, or if you’re short on time, just check out the title track Palantir for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast