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TERRA

Mappe Nootiche

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 4 ratings

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DamoXt7942
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4 stars Italian psychedelia with Oriental flavour blows in!

Yes as honestly I say, at first I could not realize Terra (The earth) should be in Rock Progressivo Italiano genre. Already in the beginning are exotically percussive and sitar-like synth sounds active, and the smooth and gentle keyboard and bass can take you to 'East Asia' I feel. Although I have heard that MAPPE NOOTICHE could be much influenced by not only RPI but also Krautrock or Space Rock, this Egitti style should be, in my opinion, nearly Indo-rock or Japanese-folk one. Indeed they may have various styles of progressive rock, but without pasta & pizza they can push their experimental and improvised sounds onto you. And what an impressive and comfortable stream they can shoot! OK to give yourself to the stream. Dance and twist to Dub One, a very rhythmical but heavily drowsy song. May be suitable for a junkie party - as a dreamy state of mind, as a trance can I express the song? The sharp-edged guitar solo under the mainstream sounds is more psychically fragrant. Even here Oriental percussion can act extremely and naturally. The next Ti Ricordi? (Do you remember?) is a slow ballad with guitars' kindness in strong contrast to the previous one. Depressive atmosphere and spacey air are the same, though. Dreamy and aesthetic keyboard solo can make you safe and sound - in spite of the darkness. Very interesting I feel that darkness and brightness can simultaneously live together in this album. Paradossi (Paradoxes) is, as the title says, paradoxically heavy and ground-rumbling. The bass repetition is hypnotic and the synth stardust is brilliant - with growling guitar solo. Without your intention you should clap your hands to this song - paradoxically. Your dream will go on - Lacrime (Tears) has quiet guitar and eccentric synth sounds in the first part, voices with special effects and danceable percussion are very comfortable in the middle, and again quiet atmosphere with the synth, whispers, guitars can come in the last. You may dream with teardrops - your tears sometimes drop quietly and sometimes flow like a fall - not you? As the next song Frontiere (Frontiers) should be, their voices and whispers can be one of the instruments here - make the songs more impressive and dreamful. They can use all instruments (including themselves :-P) effective for this spacey psychedelia. Interludio (Interlude) is a short and graceful piano anecdote, that may remind you the next heaviness and darkness. You bet! Mura (Boundaries) can get started with heavy and fluttering bass solo. A bit irritating and tentative keyboard sounds and steady drums together should be mysterious for you - can feel, as it is said, like a scene close to danger. However, you can realize all they shoot can be your pillows, your brainstorms...with builder and breaker of your mind. Hmm, how should I say, about this free'n'easy acoustic guitar and warping synth one in the song Satellite Centro (Satellite center)? With really strange comfort you will rush to the end... E Le Stelle Siano Con Te (And the stars are with you) is, I wanna say, exactly fit for the end of the work. Various instruments by them can make a sound shower and a sound chandelier, with Oriental spices. As I've emphasized before, Italian progressive rock has some Oriental flavour! (Overestimating? No, no, we 'Eastern' countries love Italy so much! :-D)

You can be more and more immersed into Terra (the earth), splendid time is guaranteed for all!

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |

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