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Album Release: Imagining from a Different Angle

"I love to experiment, but more than that, I love to innovate."Luca Francioso

Imagining From A Different Angle
by Luca Francioso

The Calabrian performer, guitarist, and writer, Luca Francioso, who has been an active contributor to the growing tradition of Italian fingerstyle guitar; is proud to announce that on December 18th, 2014, his 18th studio album, “Imagining From A Different Angle,” will be released.

"Imagining From A Different Angle" is the first record in the world to be entirely performed with the innovative hammer for guitar, The Engle, produced by the American brand Engler Innovations. This latest advance in the world of guitar brings about new rhythmic and tonal possibilities that broaden the sonic palette of any guitarist.

Luca Francioso has composed 10 new instrumental tracks that exploit the full potential of this innovative guitar-playing technique. He is the first endorser in Italy to embrace this approach, and to use it as a guide down new compositional paths.

The album will be available as a digital download in major stores (iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, etc ...) and packaged with the LUCA FRANCIOSO SPECIAL EDITION ENGLE, which in addition to the hammer for guitar, carrying case, and bundled online education, will contain a download card of the entire 10 song album.

Accompanying the album release, at, music scores of all songs and an Engle video tutorial will be made available. Videos are also available for each of the 10 tracks on the album, including a promo video made for the Engle and an interview with Luca Francioso.

The album release party will be held in Italy, December 19th at the Hall of Italo Calvino's library Cadoneghe (PD) (21.00, free admission). Luca’s album will be debuted in America, at the winter NAMM show 2015, which will be held in Anaheim, California. Luca Francioso can be seen playing at the booths of The Engle and Journey Instruments, another American brand that produces travel guitars which Luca Francioso endorses, as well as other prestigious locations throughout the venue.

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