Redi Hasa – My Nirvana (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:41 minutes | 819 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Decca (UMO) (Classics)
Albanian cellist and composer Redi Hasa has shared his enthralling new album My Nirvana via Ponderosa Music Records. Nirvana’s Nevermind began circulating in the underground after the Albanian regime had been banning the entirety Western music, from the Beatles to Milli Vanilli, for half a century. But still, the banned music was moving around circles, as secret and precious as an audio samizdat.In the daytime, Hasa studied at the Tirana Conservatory of Music on a cello provided by the state. At night, he played the only electric bass in town, which had been sent to him from Italy by his older brother. There, in those night sessions between smoking bunkers and pulled out wire fences, the Nirvana tunes challenged their truth.
Many years have passed since then. But still, every time Hasa gets face to face with his cello, he pulls out the stories that his instrument keeps on shielding like crown jewels. This is the case of The Stolen Cello, Redi’s first solo album. Now he arrives playing “his” Nirvana, turning their barbed wire melodies, their heresy, their jeopardy, into a majestically human sound.
1-1. Redi Hasa – Love Buzz (05:25)
1-2. Redi Hasa – Smells Like Teen Spirit (05:00)
1-3. Redi Hasa – My Girl (Where Did You Sleep Last Night) (05:57)
1-4. Redi Hasa – In Bloom (04:11)
1-5. Redi Hasa – Lithium (05:07)
1-6. Redi Hasa – Come As You Are (03:59)
1-7. Redi Hasa – Heart Shaped Box (04:23)
1-8. Redi Hasa – All Apologies (04:48)
1-9. Redi Hasa – Polly (04:48)