The Wire - 3/98, p.56
"...A low-key likeable album....AQUARELLO's most sublime moments are closest in mood to Satie or Debussy's ETUDES..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1203 stars out of 5
-- "The hallmark of Roedelius's compositions is their little gem-like melodies."
Of the 14 tracks on Aquarello, 12 are live recordings. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Nicola Alesini, and Fabio Capanni performed together at the VI Musica Visual in Lanzarote. The liner notes are in German, so listeners are left with no "graphic interference" as they interpret these atmospheres, textures, and timbres. Roedelius is a sound design genius and has crafted some very different music on this CD. It is definitely e-music, but there are extras. Alesini's saxophones offset the atmospheres. The atmospheres approach listeners from two or three different levels. It is almost like harmonic overtones. The deep electronics have minimalist qualities. There are mechanical repetitions with organic overtones. This is a relatively unique effort. It will appeal to fans of Brian Eno, Robert Rich, Matt Harris, and Cyber Zen Sound Engine. ~ Jim Brenholts