Alejandro Santoyo’s album release “Elevation”: Sublime Musical Emotion
Alejandro Santoyo is a classical composer and pianist with a difference: few purveyors of such sweet, soulful, romantic music as Alejandro cut their teeth in a boy band. But that’s where Alejandro Santoyo started. He has come a long way since his days in “Microchips”, and that progression can be seen in the mesmerizing beauty of his first solo album: ‘Elevation’.
As the name suggests, this record is one that lifts you above the ordinary. It scales heights of elegance, form, and structure that are rare indeed among modern albums. It is classical music, but the kind of classical that transcends definition and reaches out across entrenched musical boundaries. Alejandro Santoyo’s composition and arrangements are as expert as anything you can find in modern classical, while his light touch on the piano has the touch of genius about it.
The album uses solo piano, mixed at times with acoustic guitar, full orchestra, and on the elegiac title track, a choir that brings a tear to the listener’s eye. Alejandro Santoyo’s balanced musical form has been compared by one reviewer to J. S. Bach. But there are also elements of Latin, of jazz, of new age, and even soul music in the melting pot that is ‘Elevation’. Alejandro Santoyo’s CD plays the music to the film that takes place in the mind. It is visual, aural and spiritual, all at the same time…
But mainly, it is music that comes from the heart and the soul, for the heart and the soul. It goes beyond words… It is Beautiful.
This is a delightful video, showcasing his dream-like and alluring “Nenita”