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La 1919

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

2.50 | 5 ratings

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2 stars The starter Una Giornata Particolare is a bit like starter track for L'enorme Tragedia. Aksak Maboul comes still first into my mind. Also a bit KING CRIMSON's more electronically oriented experiments. But some sections rise and fall irritatingly, and sounds even like someone has just been introduced into making music with some computers, for example the hi-hats are awful. (2.) Il Sogno Di FF - slow rhythm, noise; (3.) Tenda Rossa - ambient; I don't want to listen this music anymore. If these are experiments, they are one of those numerous living tests that are doomed to be died. (4.) Killing Time is repetitive short track in a mood of Etron Fou Leloublan, for example. Still: Nothing. (5.) Vivace! - nicely astonishing electronic experiment. This is what you can play for people who (don't) want to know how hardcore you are. (6.) Underwater Photography - well, it seems in this phase that this is some kind of art of sickening. Or maybe it's just the sound that isn't so comfortable. (7.) resiaKyrneH is breathing out strongly and in a nice speed, but of course it's played reversed. The latter part of the song is more Dark and instrumental, with nice high quite random voices (well, slower timed than the drums etc in background). Very nice. (8.) Hawaii 5.0. - here the awful sound combined to some kind of Hawaiian mood makes it more funny, self-ironic (with 5.0 in the name) and more earth-oriented theme in a ridiculous form. (9.) Progetti Di Grandi Cittą Con Terazze is slower and a bit warm, also somehow scary (and reminds me of PFM's Agua azul from album Stati di immaginazione), and there's Something in this song. I don't mean it's good (but not bad). (10. Il Margine continues the hard-edged policy - "hard" and repetitive. The rhythm's in the album are a bit unusual, but I think they just don't offer almost anything for avant-garde lovers. The album is a bit like their previous, L'enorme Tragedia, which is more warm and accessible (even krautrock). So the experimentalism in this album seems to be more in the awful sound etc, and so it sounds too experimental, though it's not very progressive.

(11.) Gli Eroi De Lavaro is nice piece. Like classical music glued together with broken electronic cartoon. Gasping and more in the name of chamber rock. It is also maybe the most diverse track here. Also tracks 5 and 7 and maybe the first, longer track are what I might appreciate. I'd like to give even one star, but maybe I'll go with 2 because of the last song (that even isn't so special, but I like it very much).

progressive | 2/5 |

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