S'amore 'e mama
Tenores di Bitti, 1996
One of the most fascinating traditional polyphonic quartets of the Mediterranean Sea - straight from the heart of Sardinia.
"...mountain music, sung by men in the grip of leathery harmonies ancient passions." Q
- ..mountain music, sung by men in the grip of leathery harmonies and ancient passions. Q Magazine (1996) (UK)
- ...reality, seeming to bring the warmth and passion... ..the ambience...gives the record a feeling of reality, seeming to bring the warmth and passion of the island right into your own home. This singing is everything I had hoped for, but never quite found, on previous records. Folk Roots (1996) (UK)
- The startling quality of this recording ... ...obviously owes much to its peripatetic origins, capturing the Tenores singing in various locations....Numerous types of tunes from lullabies to dances...are part of this stunning repertoire...A rare group. November 1996 Gramophone (UK)
- These four men with hearty voices will dazzle fans of folk choruses. One of the stranger releases of the year...also one of the most compelling. New Internationalist (1996) (UK)