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Alio Die


Progressive Electronic

4.16 | 46 ratings

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5 stars A trip through their wires.

"HOLOGRAPHIC CODEX", a 2015 release, sets on a different pace in Alio Die's collaborations with other electronic musicians. Now it' s turn for Lorenzo Montana's talents to recreate in Alio Die's universe, when usually it happened otherwise in Die's latter collaborations with other hosts/guests, where he moved along in his host's musical language.

And well, this is how far and modern Die's genial idiom can turn up to be, or let me say, how close can his idiom be of prog/electronics (or the super famous Berlin's "Cosmic Music" school, or the use of electronic rhythm pulses), as usually understood. And how Montana's language adds up these specific electronic routes, which rarely happened as such, I repeat, in other collaboration or Die's solo projects.

The balance between compositions, there are seven, allows the perfect and creative flowing landscapes to develop throughly and free as single unities, yet as in almost all of Die's works, the whole body of work is felt conceptual.

Alio Die's ultra-refined, ethereal, environmental structures are predominant in the majority of the compositions, and for the first time in his collaborative works, I think, it could have been nice, thinking of this as a 2 musicians work, a bit more of the "prog" electronics Montana brings on to this table, but that is asking for the not given.

If you are already familiar with Alio Die's works, this is the all perfect-flawless compositions kind of work (business as usual for Alio Die), in the tenor of his most inspired albums (i.e. "Deconsacrated and Pure" or "Honeysukcle"), if you want to feel surprised, well this album will achieve that, and maybe as me, will have liked a little bit more of those prog/electronics, just for fun!

If you are a newcomer, dwell into it, if lucky (you! I mean), you will hold it in your Prog collection.

I of course, will keep it!

*****5 "flawless-ethereal" PA stars.

admireArt | 5/5 |


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