Modern composer Nico Cartosio is a special kind of musician.
Some people seem to have music in their every cell, and Nico Cartosio is one of them. He says that he has always perceived his surroundings through a musical lens, seeing the world as music.”A girl smiles at me, and I hear how she sounds. It is a specific tune. She frowns and instantaneously, the melody changes in my head, from a flute solo to a cello.” he explains.
This said, the release of his debut album was an inevitable occurrence. Melting is a self-reflective concept album that’s based on the Tibetan belief of the eight cold hells where souls are sent to freeze for eternity. Further to this, there are also certain cold hells we send ourselves to here on earth. Depression, arrogance, wrath, lack of love – and music is the warm lifeblood that rescues us from these things. Thus, Melting explores the concept of melting away the cold hells. in Cartosio’s own words: “My very personal debut album is about hope – a hope to escape and to be born anew: ‘Melting’.”