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4 stars "Atrocity Exhibition" is a new project formed by a handful of notorious artists coming from the arena of italian underground experimental music. Conceptually "Atrocity Exhibition" is like a demonic, blasting industrial-sceptical machinery of war which infiltrates the optical-geometrical-metrical territories of life. The music produces magmatic-turbulent electronic stratas, simultaneously trangressive and remarkably abstract. This active process of organised musical chaos is interrupted by unpredictable ecstatic moods. The artists gathered for the occasion work in interdependance. The recognizable original facets of their respective musical signature are intertwined in the process of creation. Giuseppe Verticchio's ethno-ritual music perspectives interact with PierPaolo Zoppo's "Dante-esque" hell-ish bruitist tapestries, Maurizio Bianchi's neurotic minimalism, Andrea Marutti's abyssal blackened ambientscapes and with Stefano Gentile's touching aerial guitar parts. The title track is a majestic-nightmarish soundscape that grows into dark industrial vapours, toxic menacing noises, transfigured by fluidistic emotional e-guitar arpeggios and ghostly resonances. The piece Terrifica Praedicatio is an other tempetuous-power electronic epic admitting heavenly-sacred ethno sounds which can be perceived in a foggy distant atmosphere. The album closes with an exalted-eerie guitar piece covered by charged noisy electronic clouds. To sum up things, Atrocity Exhibition reveals some powerful electronic densities and a raging intensity which seems to restore the self by a cathartical maneuver. The slow moving droning-abrasive electronic textures are constantly in flux, describing the dynamic and paradoxal nature of subjectivty, its potential of disruption and protest against fixed positions and earthly trivialities. This is music as a metaphor, the language of sounds as a mirror of humanity's ineffable experiences. A tremendous-trembling-fluxuous musical voyage.
philippe | 4/5 |


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