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5 stars I confess I was surprised by Daal because the album had been introduced as generically progressive but from the first notes of the Malleus Maleficarum, it is clear that this record must be understood in a broad sense. The final result of the efforts is a product a with very deep contamination: primarily electronic and ambient, creating a very special cd. We could loosely describe it as a combination of all Tool with Tangerine Dream, grafted on a basis that is undoubtedly progressive but is disrupted, changed, hidden even by Industrial insertions that make it potentially attractive both for standing progsters and for audiences that pass with ease from the Pink Floyd to Balletto di Bronzo. The main feature of Dances of the Drastic Navels is that it is liquid, suspended, always laying somewhere between dream and reality through the judicious use of electronic effects and those percussive elements (cleverly inserted inside a musical texture); the mesh always seems very wide but actually built to drive through a difficult to be followed path that carries within oneself; it's the theme of Elektra, introduced by a dark landscape which then gives way to a dark piece, between the tribal and the disturbing, that I find very successful. In The Dance of the Drastic Navels we find a piece from the strong electroprog, unsettling and disturbing, a suite that starts in an almost relaxed way and then accelerates and evolves into something even vaguely black and not some relaxing, worthy of attention. Inside You closes the work offering a tribute atmospheres ranging from poignant passages most typically prog; the yield fabulous voice Tirill Mohn (former White Willow) Dances of the Drastic Navels is hard-to-swim; we must move ourselves setting our minds free to give personal interpretation within the sound and emotional sensations that the musical constructions of Daal are able to offer. Hard to be approached but without expecting something rigidly framed in a scheme and within a specific genre. and nowadays this is probably a quality itself.

p_nomade | 5/5 |


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