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4 stars This has been such a challenging album for me to get to know. I still feel overwhelmed and I've owned it for over two months! The compositions and performances are brilliant, stunning, out of this world, but the music is often so dense and obtuse--the melodies and harmonic structures so new and unheard of--that I have had a great deal "liking" or enjoying the music. Claudio says that the songs here are best envisioned as companions to television. I get that--and think it would be well worth Claudio's time and energy to render the music as such: in video form; I believe this would help the listener tremendously with the otherwise-Herculean task of trying to get inside, get into, these songs. This is one of those albums that I appreciate and admire--and even find myself humbled by the talent, knowledge, and sophistication represented herein--but which does not lead me to want to come back for the sake of my enjoyment; the responsibility of wanting to deliver a review of this highly intelligent and accomplished music has actually been quite a burden because of the fact that I am only enjoying it on a mental/intellectual level, not on a visceral emotional. Claudio's talents seem beyond me, beyond prog, beyond any kind of music that is currently being made that I know of (the closest neighbors to Planet NichelOdeon that come to mind being perhaps Dave Newhouse's collaborations with Carla Diratz, the work of Factor Burzaco's Abel Gilbert, and Caludio's own friend, Stefano Giannotti (OTEME). Again, this is astonishing music--visionary beyond my tiny brain's ability to comprehend--but it is not the type of music that I feel compelled to return to (except, as with Factor Burzaco, as a curiosity).
BrufordFreak | 4/5 |


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