INRI Classic is an Italian label born with the aim of looking at the world of classical music in unexpected ways. The Shape of Piano To Come Vol.1 is a 20-track compilation which aims to present to the public original songs that represent the beauty and innovation of the contemporary piano world, with composers who are able to combine classical tradition and innovation.

The release will be available in a limited edition vinyl from November 6th. We already shared 10 tracks here and here. Today we’ll introduce five new tracks of the compilation.

Cucina Sonora. Cucina Sonora is a project born in 2014 from an idea of Pietro Spinelli, for the desire to move from the classical piano to new horizons. It started for fun trying to understand the use of the various DAWs and so, between one mistake and another, the first songs were born. After almost a year of tests, studies and experiments, the first EP came to light, presented at the Cinema Centrale of Volterra in December 2015. Following this, Cucina Sonora performed in various cities of Italy and Europe, bringing his music to various stages. He’s back with the restless rhythms of the track “Fragile Umbilico“.

No Mindless Scroll. No Mindless Scroll is the Italian duo which include composer, producer and musician Carmelo Emanuele Patti and the violinist Isabel Gallego Lanau. According to the press release, their music creates different atmospheres and emotions through the sound of classical strings blended with the last elements of pop and electronic music. We introduced them with the track “Corre”; now they are back with a new one called “Alado“.

Vincenzo Crimaco. Born in 1993, he studied piano first privately then at the Naples Conservatory. He participated in competitions throughout Europe and has experiences with mass media, both on TV (where he took part in the selections of Italia’s Got Talent) and on the Internet, with a video of a performance at the train station in Naples that featured on a national newspaper webpage and collected over 6 millions views. “Carpe Diem” is the new track which shows the sparkling harmonies of his music.

Manuel Zito. Italian pianist Manuel Zito begins playing piano at the age of five. In 2002, he also dedicated himself to listen and play “non-classical” music too. He graduates at the Conservatory “S. Pietro a Majella” of Naples in 2012 and starts to play with different band around Italy. He starts to study Composition for soundtrack and attends “Music for film Lab” in July 2017 at Experimental Cinematographic Center (CSC) of Rome.

His passion for Nordic-European music (Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson, Nils Frahm) leads him to record his first album at the “Sundlaugin Studio” in Mosfellsbær (Iceland) in August 2017, Sigur Ros’ recording studio. It was released in April 2018. He started to collaborate with Sondehouse Label and he was included in Recollection Vol 1, 2 and 3, featuring internationally acclaimed artists. The track “Ann’s Lullaby”, released via Mellotron, was featured on “Peaceful piano”, the biggest Piano playlist on Spotify. We introduced him with the live performance for 1631 Recording Sessions and now he shared a new track called “My Little Town“.

Lena Natalia. Lena Natalia writes neoclassical, cinematic and experimental electronic music with a piano-centric sound. She has been described as “a narrator who speaks through a piano rather than a pen, capable of creating scenes, moments and characters simply through the melodies of her compositions.” Originally from Chicago, Lena Natalia recently returned to the United States after living in Paris for several years. “View From the Shore” is the new track which shows the unquiet and essential melodies of her sound.