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Five Thousand Spirits


Progressive Electronic

3.96 | 4 ratings

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4 stars ....and then there were two!

After Claudio Dondo's early departure from FIVE THOUSAND SPIRITS, soon after their first release, Raffaele Serra and Stefano Musso (Alio Die) took charge of all the "spirits" of the project and played between both all electronics, synths and effects for this "Mesmeric Revelation", 1999 project.

This second release starts off with what I call an "electronic environmental symphony" that lasts around 30 minutes +-, with inner sections quiet well defined as they are perfectly blended with each other's movements and different scopes, that travel through pure cosmic electronic music across mid-western canons and slight multinational details. Never sticking to a single musical figure, the effect in fact is as rich as it is "mesmeric".

The following four compositions, which by the way are named "untitled" as the first, aside from being shorter in time (5 to 7 minutes +-), are closer to the placid electronic ambients, which both musicians have worked with in their solo releases.

Spacious, invisible like, slow paced enticing musical structures, alongside some "unearthly" musical territories, which in fact are too demanding to actually work out as "ambient music" in its strict form, due to their uncompromising songwriting, which can turn to be bright as obscure in a single song without notice, yet totally friendly if you let yourself in.

****4.5 "Essential" PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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