Damir ‘Hal’ Halilić
The Mare Nostrum album is the fifth recording to date by Croatian guitar sensation Damir ‘Hal’ Halilić. Recorded in London by legendary British producer B.J. Cole and ace sound engineer Steve Honest, the recording consists of nineteen original compositions played exclusively on the classical acoustic guitar. The roster of songs is delightfully diverse and a wide variety of styles and sounds are represented on the album, ranging from a Scott Joplin-like ragtime piece to more traditional Croatian melodies heard along the Dalmatian coast. All of the tracks are magnificently listenable and beg for repetitive playing. The entire collection will appeal to a wide array of musicians and acoustic guitar music-lovers. Treat yourself to this musical gem and immerse yourself in the sounds created by one of Croatia’s brightest stars and hottest musical talents – Damir ‘Hal’ Halilić. Sample videos clips of Hal’s previous recordings are available at: www.halmusicland.com.
I enjoyed HAL’s CD very much – Damir is a lovely player – and in quite a few styles.
(There’s really enough for two albums in there!)
…so tell him I send warm congratulations on a ‘job well done.’
– Elliott Randall, Steely Dan