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Sodapop – February 5th, 2018
Emiliano Grigis – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

Perfect Sound Forever – February 1st, 2018
Daniel Barbiero – List of the best 2017 albums including “Istinti Ragionati”

Blow Up – January, 2018
Dionisio Capuano – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

Kathodik – December 26th, 2017
Marco Carcasi – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

African Paper – November 25th, 2017
Uwe Schneider – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

Avant Music News – November 6th, 2017
Daniel Barbiero – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

Distorsioni.net – October 6th, 2017
Romina Baldoni – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

Sherwood – October 6th, 2017
Mirco Salvadori – Review about “With An Oblique Glance”

Orynx-improv’andsounds – June 14th, 2017
J-M Van Schouwburg – Review about “For Massas”

All About Jazz – June 11th, 2017
Daniel Barbiero – Review about “For Massas”

Jazz.pt – May 15th, 2017
Rui Eduardo Paes – Review about “For Massas”

All About Jazz – April 17th, 2017
Neri Pollastri – Interview with Marco Colonna quoting Silvia Corda and Adriano Orrù

Battiti – Radio3 RAI – April 12th, 2017
Podcast with some pieces from “The Breath”

Avant Music News – March 6th, 2017
Daniel Barbiero – Review about “Istinti Ragionati”

Percorsi Musicali – October 27th, 2016
Ettore Garzia – Article about the impro scene in Italy with a review of Palimset Trio’s “Stanze”

Battiti – Radio3 RAI – October 4th, 2016
Review and streaming about “Live at MIA 2015”

Orynx-improv’andsounds – August 9th, 2016
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg – Review about “Live at MIA 2015”

MusicaJazz – June 8th, 2016
Sandro Cerini – Report on Clockstop Fest

Tomajazz – June 7th, 2016
Pachi Tapiz interviews Miquel Jordà on MIA Festival

Kathodik – May 29th, 2016
Marco Carcasi – Review about “Live at MIA 2015”

Orynx-improv’andsounds – May 29th, 2016
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg – Review about “Stanze”

Jazz.pt – May 19th, 2016
Rui Eduardo Paes – Review about “Palimpsest”

Kathodik – May 3rd, 2016
Marco Carcasi – Review about “Stanze”

Jazz.pt – May 2016
Rui Eduardo Paes – Report about MIA Festival 2016

The Breakfast Jumpers – March 30, 2016
Review about “Stanze”

Perfect Sound Forever – February 1st, 2016
Daniel Barbiero – List of the best 2015 albums including “Stanze”

L’Unione Sarda – January 11, 2016
Carlo Argiolas – Article about Palimpsest Trio’s “Stanze” and Orru Mar Rocha’s “Live at MIA 2015”

Jazz.pt – January, 2016
Rui Eduardo Paes – Review about Orru Mar Rocha’s “Live at MIA 2015”

A Jazz Noise – December 28, 2015
Dave Foxal – List of ten best albums of 2015 including “Orrù Mar Rocha – Live at Mia 2015”

Avant Music News – December 21, 2015
Daniel Barbiero – Review about Palimpsest Trio’s “Stanze” and Orru Mar Rocha’s “Live at MIA 2015”

The Modern Folk Music of America – December, 2015
Review about Palimpsest Trio’s “Stanze”

Arteidolia – December, 2015
Daniel Barbiero – Article about interaction between  music and dance
“An excerpt of a duet by double bassist Adriano Orrù and dancer Enrica Spada (…) exemplifies a variation on the counterpoint of sound and movement.”

L’Unione Sarda – October 10, 2015
Caterina Pinna – Article about R.Ugo’s exhibition (Adriano Orru interacted with the works)

Avant Music News – September 14, 2015Daniel Barbiero – Citation on a review as an innovative artist.

NetMusic Life – July 19, 2015
Drizzi – Review about the compilation “La bèl pop”
“Adriano Orrù incanta con due bassi e basta. Poesia.”

L’Unione Sarda – June 26, 2015
Carlo Argiolas – Article about the duet Enrica Spada Adriano Orru (dance+music)

Radio NED – June 03, 2015
Marco Olivieri – Interview with Adriano Orru

Inner Tour – May 21, 2015
Rita Draper Frazão – Drawings depicting some MIA Festival musicians

Jazz.pt – May 20, 2015
Rui Eduardo Paes – Article about the 6th edition of Festival MIA

Percorsi Musicali – March 18, 2015
Daniel Barbiero – Short essay about “Open String Minimalism” including Adriano Orru’s “Hèsperos”

Kathodik – February, 2015
Marco Carcasi – List of the best 2014 albums including “Palimpsest”

Sodapop – February 10, 2015
Emiliano Zanotti – Review about “Palimpsest”

Musica Jazz – February, 2015
Giuseppe Dalla Bona – Review about Palimpsest

Musica Jazz – January, 2015
Top Jazz 2014 – “Palimpsest” appears in the Best Album ranking while the ensemble “Geometrie Variabili is present in the Best Group list.

Kathodik – December 28, 2014
Marco Carcasi – Review about Palimpsest

Antas – December 2014
Claudio Loi – Review about Palimpsest

Chain D.L.K. – October 21, 2014
Vito Camarretta – Review about Palimpsest

La Nuova Sardegna – October 9, 2014
Walter Porcedda – Article about Gramsci in Concert

All About Jazz – August 21, 2014
Vincenzo Roggero – Review about Palimpsest

L’Unione Sarda – July 1st, 2014
Carlo Argiolas – Article about Palimpsest

La Rebelion de los Antioxidantes – June 25, 2014
Web radio broadcast including two tracks from “Palimpsest”

Battiti – Radio 3 RAI – May 22, 2014
Review about Palimpsest

Battiti – Radio 3 RAI – May 21, 2014
Review about Palimpsest

Avant Music News – April 14, 2014
“Throughout the set Orrù stretches the electric bass’s voice while still maintaining its essential qualities. His sound is notable for its clear highs and resonant lows…”
Daniel Barbiero – Review aboutPalimpsest

The Breakfast Jumpers – April 4, 2014
Review about Palimpsest

Musica Jazz – March, 2014
Libero Farnè – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

Radio Gazzarra – February 27, 2014
Sodapop Fizz – A podcast icluding the track “Breaking the Crust” by Geometrie Variabili

Kathodik – February 17, 2014
Marco Carcasi – List of the best 2013 albums including “The Breath”

Sodapop – January 15, 2014
Emiliano Zanotti – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

Distorsioni – January 2nd, 2014
“Un saggio di improvvisazione radicale, genere che sembrava piuttosto dimenticato nei nostri lidi se non da qualche esponente storico del free jazz.”
Alfredo Sgarlato – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

Son of Marketing – December 27, 2013
Nicola Orlandino – List of the best 2013 albums including “The Breath”

Kathodik – November 2nd, 2013
Marco Carcasi – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

Son of Marketing – October 12, 2013
Nicola Orlandino – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

L’Unione Sarda – October 1st, 2013
Carlo Argiolas – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

Avant Music News – September 9, 2013
“It’s always a pleasure to encounter improvisation grounded in an innate sense of developing structure.”
Daniel Barbiero – Review about Geometrie Variabili “The Breath”

Percorsi Musicali – May 23, 2013Ettore Garzia – article about italian doublebassists

Various Podcasts
Mood Modules
Machtdose
Intangible 23

Kulturterrorismus – July 10, 2012
“The composer and double bass player Adriano Orrù, created with “Hèsperos” a brilliant double bass solo album comprising a fine mixture of classical and jazz elements layered with captivating grooves”
MACU – Review aboutHèsperos

La Cueva Boreal – April 27, 2012
Review about “Collettivo di resistenza culturale”

Acts Of Silence – December 17, 2011
Hèsperos figures in David Nemeth’s 100 Notable Netlabel Releases of 2011

Indie-Roccia.it – November 25, 2011
Raffaele Concollato interviews La Bèl Netlabel

Avant Music News – October 26, 2011
“A Sphere of Simple Green succeeds in creating a coherent sound painting out of the colors available to the musicians.”
Daniel Barbiero – Review aboutUntitled Soundscapes

Avant Music News – October 19, 2011
“…Orru’s album is lyrical at the same time that it is experimental…This is a variety of idea art that doesn’t sacrifice the art for the idea.”
Daniel Barbiero – Review aboutHèsperos

The Breakfast Jumpers – October 11, 2011
“…Un’altra fantastica stella nella costellazione La Bèl Netlabel. Imperdibile.”
Review aboutHèsperos

Recent Music Heroes – October 7, 2011
“…More profoundly, it is filled in with frenetic jam sessions which ultimately seems to be intricate and highly energized.”
Review aboutHèsperos

NetMusic Life – October 5, 2011
“In “Hèsperos” Orrù ci trasporta tra le infinite sfaccettature che il suo strumento può offrire usando anche oggetti inconsueti.”
Drizzi – recensione suHèsperos

Musica Selection – October 1, 2011
Review about “Hesperos”

Acuvi – September 29, 2011
Short review about “Hesperos”

Jazzword – September 20, 2011
Review about “Improvised Pieces For Trio”

Arcane Candy – September 17, 2011
“…a nice collection of late evening sounds.”
Arcane Candy – review about “Improvised pieces for trio”

Sardegna – August 18, 2011
News about “Collettivo di resistenza culturale”

All About Jazz – May 25, 2011
Neri Pollastri – Review about “Untitled Soundscapes”

Chain D.L.K – June 22, 2011
Review about “Untitled Soundscapes”

Sodapop – May 13, 2011
Tre tracce di musica contemporanea avanzata e sventagliata di suoni fra l’industriale e la musica concreta.
….Vari silenzi con tutti i crismi per essere chiamata musica colta, un piccolo capolavoro.”
Andrea Ferraris – articolo su “Untitled Soundscapes” e Magick With Tears

Rockerilla – May, 2011
Review about “Untitled Soundscapes”

Rumore – May, 2011
Review about “Untitled Soundscapes”

The Sound Projector – May, 2011
Prepared piano and bass are the basis for most of this work, creating all manner of unholy textures with their hearty full-bodied scrape and nerve-shredding jangling.”
Ed Pinsent – review about Untitled Soundscapes

Kathodik – May, 2011
“Gioco di esposizione obliqua, di suggestione profonda.Dove la componente elettronica, interagisce in tempo reale con la fase acustica, ampliandone gli spazi, alterando di continuo la percezione del limite.”
Marco Carcasi – recensione suUntitled Soundscapes

Jazzitalia – April 24, 2011
“Ritmica e gustosa “Trio No.2”, sognante “Prelude” dove Orrù fa stridere l’archetto sulle goccianti note di Meloni, intrisa di drammaticità la lunga “Vertical Suite: Solos & trio”, e qualche pizzico di swing in “Scherzo” che chiude questo lavoro.”
Cinzia Guidetti – recensione su “Improvised pieces for trio”

L’Unione Sarda – April 9, 2011
“…un lavoro molto scuro, denso, basato sull’interazione tra strumenti acustici e suoni elettronici all’interno di un percorso di improvvisazione incanalato dentro tre soundscapes senza titolo”
Andrea Tramonte – recensione su “Untitled Soundscapes”

Radio3 RAI – April 5, 2011
Review about “Untitled Soundscapes”

Kathodik – February, 2011
“Opere come questo “Improvised Pieces For Trio”, dovrebbero esser utilizzate, come materiale didattico… Consapevolezza ed intensità. Austere e febbrili, musiche non convenzionali. Consigliatissimo!.”
Marco Carcasi – recensione su “Improvised pieces for trio”

Musica Jazz – February, 2011
“Le improvvisazioni di durata diseguale che si susseguono in questo bel disco sono variazioni prospettiche su un grumo di materia sonora che rotea lentamente intorno a un nucleo più denso e pesante, costituito dal pianoforte a da un basso misurato e aritmico, sinuoso e timbricamente sofisticato nelle archettature.”
Giuseppe Dalla Bona – recensione su “Improvised pieces for trio”

All About Jazz – October, 2010“Due eccellenti e coraggiosi improvvisatori radicali sardi, Sebastiano Meloni e Adriano Orrù, incontrano un maestro storico del genere, l’inglese Tony Oxley, dando vita ad un lavoro intenso e variegato.
Neri Pollastrirecensione su “Improvised pieces for trio”

Sodapop – September  30, 2010
“…un disco registrato (magistralmente) in Germania e, come sempre, è facile pensare che il luogo abbia influenzato il lavoro dei tre. Disco molto interessante: il jazz è morto da tempo… potere al jazz!”
Andrea Ferraris – recensione su “Improvised pieces for trio”

Il Manifesto – June 19, 2010
“Fa piacere incontrare un piccolo gruppo deciso a praticare l’atonalità senza i pentimenti o i compromessi che si sentono spesso in giro.”
Mario Gamba – recensione su “Improvised pieces for trio”

Le Son du Grisli – February 2010
Review about “Improvised pieces for trio”

Free Jazz Blog – February 2010
Review about “Improvised pieces for trio”

L’Unione Sarda – November 20, 2009
“Un dialogo coinvolgente fra musica, immagini e versi con Adriano Orrù, Lenka Zupkova e Stella Veloce.”
Carlo Argiolas
“An involving dialogue between music, pictures, verses played by Adriano Orrù, Lenka Zupkova e Stella Veloce.”
Carlo Argiolas – review about “Il colore che torna dal nero”

Il Manifesto – September 9, 2008
“Orrù maestro di arpeggi atonali in pizzicato e di linee di “stasi dinamica” con l’archetto”
Mario Gamba

“Orrù is a master of atonal arpeggios in pizzicato, and of lines of ‘dynamic stasis’ with his bow.”
Mario Gamba – review about “Gramsci in concert”

La Nuova Sardegna – May 20, 2008“Il set sale di intensità con la presenza dello special guest Adriano Orrù al contrabbasso che di suo vi apporta un tocco di salutare swing introducendo tra l’altro in modo drammatico e originale una bellissima “My Funny Valentine”, eseguita superbamente da Tamburini e vera perla musicale di tutta la serata.”
Walter Porcedda
“The set increases in intensity with the presence of special guest Adriano Orrù on double bass, who manages to bring a touch of salutary swing in his dramatic and original introduction to ‘My Funny Valentine,’ superbly performed by Tamburini and the true musical pearl of the entire evening.”
Walter Porcedda

Critamor Cinema – March 2, 2008
News about “Gramsci in contrappunto”

Jazzit – July-August 2006“Orrù è contrabbassista assai dotato e di vena concettuale e, come ben dice nelle note, realizza nel lavoro “il crearsi spontaneo di un senso della forma durante l’improvvisazione”.
Gianmichele Taormina – Recensione di Solos and duets
“Orrù is a skilled double bassist with a conceptual vision, and as he conveys in the notes, he succeeds in ‘the spontaneous creation of a sense of form during improvisation.”
Gianmichele Taormina Review of Solos and Duets

All About Jazz – May 2006“… i musicisti vi emergono tutti, a turno, anche se forse merita una particolare menzione Orrù, spesso davvero encomiabile sia nei soli che negli interventi di supporto.”
Neri PollastriRecensione di Impromptu
“…the musicians all stand out, even if Orrù deserves a special mention; he should be praised for both his solos as well as his supporting performances.”
Neri PollastriReview of Impromptu

All About Jazz – May 2006“Paolo Angeli e Adriano Orrù, assieme ai gruppi tradizionali, figurano in particolare evidenza. Il loro lavoro, originale e coraggioso, simboleggia un po’ la brillante e pluriversa vitalità musicale isolana…”
Neri Pollastri – Articolo sui musicisti sardi di jazz
“Together with traditional groups, Paolo Angeli and Adriano Orrù are particularly noteworthy. Their original and courageous work symbolizes the brilliant and multifaceted musical vitality of Sardinia…”
Neri Pollastri – Article on Sardinian jazz musicians

Double Bassist – Spring 2006“Solos and Duets…A challenging but most impressive release, showing a unique care for sonic effects and contrasts.”
Andy Hamilton – Review of Solos and Duets

All About Jazz – May 2006“Un lavoro di autentica ricerca creativa, segno dell’intensa e non banale creatività che pervade la musica sarda.”
Neri Pollastri – Recensione di Solos and duets
“A work of authentic creative research, and a sign of the intense creativity that pervades Sardinian music and is anything but banal.”
Neri Pollastri – Review of Solos and duets

L’Unione Sarda – December 2004
Carlo Argiolas’s interview with Adriano Orrù

Jazzword – February 15, 2002
“he performs a memorable arco intro. His strong bow work comes into play again on his ‘Dettagli’…”
Ken Waxman – Review of Impronte