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DANCES OF THE DRASTIC NAVELS

Daal

 

Eclectic Prog

4.02 | 207 ratings

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The Paco
5 stars If you ask a fond of prog (Italian but not only) to name the most important musicians of the genre in Italy, two of the names that you can certainly hear are Alfio Costa and David Guidoni. The Daal come from the province of Bergamo. They debuted in the prog music world as a duo in 2009 with "Disorganicorigami" appreciated by international critics.

The work follows "Destructive Actions affect livings" title which, among other things, provides a new interpretation to the meaning of the Moniker chosen by the duo.

Several prominent guests have accompanied Daal through the realisation of this record. They were Bobo Aiolfi on bass guitar, Ettore Salati on electric guitar and Tirill Mohn on vocals.

The Daal pick up where they left off with the previous album "Dodecahedron" with the personal style that borrows ideas from Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Balletto di Bronzo; also from Echolyn and Magma and the mixture melts and blends up to make them distinguishable and original.

The introduction to the CD is given by "Malleus Maleficarum" ten minutes of heavy rock interspersed with intimate moments at the limit of experimental, characterized by perfect arrangements.

Then, comes "Elektra and evening with....", one of the most important pieces of the album. The track starts very sweet and then dives into the original and pleasantly inconstant style of Daal, with some really hypnotic steps.

"Lylyth" is once again a rarefied piece. Maybe the most "progressive" song which reports to the Crimsonian glories of the beginning.

The title track is the longest and articulated movement of the whole record, with regard to the deconstruction of the preconceived ideas of the song; while the first part forces the listener to pay attention to the continuous surprises, the second breaks into a mid-song leading to an electronic vortex which only Daal know how to correctly propose today.

The last five minutes offer recognizable harmonies and catchy closures: "Inside you" opens up with heart melting piano and the only addition of the voice of Tirill Mohn, so nostalgic and magical.

All in all, an impressive Album of varied styles. All with tremendous skill and taste confirming the Daal among the stars of first magnitude of the Progressive Universe.

The Paco | 5/5 |

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