With “Peace Within,” Spaghetti Eastern ventures to the ambient sphere of his musical lexicon, with an instrumental chapter of chill that may just be the perfect sonic tonic for these troubled times. The piece unfolds slowly in a series of waves, an aural mediation in chapters. An echoey piano, vibraphone and phased strings, ones that could be a lost track from Eno’s “Another Green World,” provide the soothing musical bedrock. This is complemented with sustained drones from a duo of Ebow guitars\ drenched in reverb, setting the stage for the lead guitar which propels the searching melody of the piece. The calming and cavernous ambience created is periodically shocked and heightened with heavily processed, thunderous percussive accents.
Spaghetti Eastern Music is genre-leaping solo project of NYC/Hudson Valley, NY guitarist/keyboardist Sal Cataldi. His cheekily titled debut album, “Sketches of Spam,” and his January 2020 single, “Her Lemon Peel Raincoat (Because It’s Raining),” have drawn notice from critics at a multitude of prestige outlets like The New York Times, Time Out NY, Jazz Times and The Huffington Post and airplay on 125 radio stations and podcasts across the globe.