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Metronhomme - Tutto il Tempo del Mondo - 1.˛ikos CD (album) cover




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4 stars M╔TRONHOMME, a band comprised of four members coming from the Macerata region in Italy. This is their third release, an EP lengthy collection of seven relatively concise compositions. 'Tutto Il Tempo Del Mondo' (All The Time In The World) - besides some track names this is a reference to the COVID-19 circumstances all musicans are challenged with, no matter from what meadow they are coming from exactly. Actually forced or not, the musicians have focused on the virtual element in this case, decided to realize an entire new album quasi remote. The title suffix initiated by numero uno, well, this is pointing to a follow-up, right? And yep, a second effort is in the planning, they are promising. This music sounds unusual to me in some way. That's good, as long as it is not resulting in simple and disturbing noise, agreed?

Here we have a collection of short and rather eclectic song patches, very much piano / keyboard / synth laden, yet electronically styled stuff. Produced in a modern contemporary vein, with the incorporation of several samples. For the first time two vocal decorated songs are offered, a further development for the band. Overall this is reminding me a bit of the band Delirio Sonoro. Not rock music in a common manner one can say. Drummer Andrea Lazzaro Ghezzi exclusively assures that all percussions are provided via acoustic instruments. This might be a reflex due to some remarks. His input sounds relatively minimalistic. The songs are made in a rather melancholic mood, where the vocals respectively voices are more presented in parlando mode. Yep, unusual somehow, hence it takes some time to get used to. But hey, being innovative turns out to be a big plus in the end.

Let's drop the coin. Just take the wonderful Di Una Moneta Che Cade and the following Supermarket. I simply adore this flow in the meantime. Take your time, this is rich on impressions, oriental Middle Eastern flair here ... singer/songriter and jazzy ingridients there. The piano plays an important role, for example forwarding us into the marvellous ArkŔ, which closes with a somewhat whacked-out speech sample. For some time I thought it would be a special Italian dialect. But actually it's taken from the last speech of Romanian chief dictator Ceausescu at the end of 1989, where he's still blatantly insisting to stand for a socialist politics. Considering this EP M╔TRONHOMME are delivering no mass-produced goods, so to speak. That of course makes curious regarding the other albums they already have released beforehand.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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