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ATTO TERZO

Delirio Sonoro

 

Crossover Prog

2.80 | 8 ratings

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4 stars The band name implies it - this is kinda puzzling I have to confess now after several listening sessions. So much impressions are mixed together here which made it impossible to describe what I hear for some time. First of all - when talking about themselves as a psychedelic rock band ... well, this album offers much more impressions as a matter of fact. And what probably sounds popular at a first glance turns out to be multi-dimensional in the end. Alright, now finally I'm sure here we have a special experimental cocktail which always tastes differently when you have a new go - probably mixed at a tropical bar somewhere alla spiaggia in Sardegna ... this is pointed out due to the strong party factor.

DELIRIO SONORO are a mysterious Italian project, at least for me, nearly impossible to categorize. They use native Italian vocals, however this applies not for every song. Probably the main reason is that 'Atto Terzo' appears as a collection of songs recorded during two different periods with a modified lineup. With intent or not - in fact you will find some Jovanotti infected songs provided with a strong rap/hiphop essence, for example E Se Domani and Non Ti Aspetterò - however always decorated with some additional spacey keyboard/synth and psychedelic guitar contributions too.

The percussion work is quite varied, sometimes straightforward and powerful but also jazzy. A good reason to mention the initial Avventura - simple staccato drums and metal guitar first where you immediately think you're listening to an amateurish crew - but then a lively funky bass appears and it turns into another direction close to the percussion driven Korai Öröm for example. Weird vocals are also striking on the groovy and trippy Flusso - certainly an album highlight - another wondrous mix of spacey and triphop elements.

The instrumental It's Braining Again shows a somewhat plaintive clarinet, a very melancholic song, great bass work, excellently arranged. Darkest Hour is another example for the band's approach - on one hand a triphop/downbeat track with some oriental flavour in the vein of Thievery Corporation - the mood changes though at the end due to a wonderful repetitive spacey guitar/synth finale!

All in all this album is really whacked-out, multi-varied, an average consumer may have problems - every time I listen another impression remains in my brain. I personally like this mix of electronica, hiphop, triphop/dub, funk, spacey guitars/lush synths, native Italian sprechgesang to name a few. Some songs are starting utterly plain and you categorically must have patience to listen from start to finish in order to receive the complete appeal. It's worth it!

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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