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Awake & Gallo



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3 stars Not sure if they have made this creation under a subliminal perception against atomic bombs but via not only the monotonous sleeve reminding us of Hiroshima or Nagasaki (or corpses piled up like a mushroom cloud) but also their inorganic devastated sound horribleness, I as a Japanese, would get strongly impressed with their serious sense of crisis by this album, and simultaneously possess a massive hatred against such a dark, dangerous world situation. At first let me say their interpretation with sound variation be much appreciated. This impression via their synthesizer is incredibly terrific and hypersensitive enough to drive me crazy from the beginning of a horrible ambient opening.

Even slow, steady sound streaming like the second shot "First Dawn" cannot give me safe nor sound. Full anxiety is here ... what is happening around me currently and how we would get to be in future. Small bird's chirps would notify me of a vacant world under the grey sky. The following titled one is kinda killa. Quiet, dry-fruity electronic heaviness creates indolent sullen inner space. Leave myself into such a Fantasia and keep on depressing ... this track aka the masterpiece of this album is worth doing so. "The Little Man" might have walked around and around the burned-out ground I imagine, along with depressive downtempo sound delivery.

The last 4 songs reminding me of something like Magdalena Solis are not bad too. Especially the seventh "Cosmic Cry" is filled with pop, catchy melodic essence and cynical sound dissection (great) based upon tapping percussive rhythm, and this track can make me smile for a little little while. The epilogue "Forever" exactly is in the same vein of The Dark Side Of The Moon and pretty suitable to be called as the dark side of the world ... one of my faves indeed. Not comfortable but pretty provoking and understandable this whole world is, for the reason above mentioned. A decent creation, at least for me.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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