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Deus Ex Machina - Equilibrismo da Insofferenza CD (album) cover


Deus Ex Machina


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.09 | 59 ratings

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5 stars As I write this today in 2009, more than 10 years after the release of the album presently reviewed, I'm still firmly convinced that this is the best the band has offered to us to date. For the first, they were really in a very mature period; not only was the creativity flowing but all the complex compositional techniques had been proved very well live (the albums "Non Est Ars Quae Ad Effectum Casus Venit" and "Diacronie Metronomiche" are proofs of this) and in the studio ("De Republica"). The players knew themselves perfectly, reaching this kind of telepathic interplay, a big value for a band and music like theirs. On top of that, they decided to add some horns, integrated in further demanding arrangements that also gave the music a very strong jazz-rock feel; not the chops type often wrongly associated to this genre but a very organic and human one, spirited and muscular. The linguistic pyrochechnic acrobacies of Alberto Piras, be it in Latin or Italian, are topping here, having found the perfect vehicle to drive them forth! Violinist Alessandro Bonetti has now a bigger role to play and his often phased melodic lines are vital to the big picture; add some fantastic Rhodes playing, biting and amazing guitar soli and generally a rhythm section in fire and you'll begin to see why I can't but give this album a 5 stars rating. The print was so deep that I was in fact much disappointed when the next album "Cinque" did appear after some years of absence. The fire had been extinguished .... so in case you haven't heard Equilibrismo yet, let's make an experience; throw a match on its ashes and I'm sure the fire would take up again!
Music By Mail | 5/5 |


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