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Heinrich Dressel


Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 2 ratings

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4 stars After a really promising debut effort deeply inspired by proggy eerie soundtracks for old school B grade movies, Valerio Lombardozzi resurrected his project with an explosive electro-synthesised medley untitled Escape From the Hill. As usual the musical signature tends to deliver a multifacetered-intriguing tapestry of electronic sounds. Escape From the Hill is a breathtaking release wich reveals high quality pulsating electronic standards, bringing to the fore super-catchy hypno grooves, menacingly haunted micromal textures and kick ass spacious doom-like melodies. The self title track is an amazing synthesis of sounds, featuring a large spectrum of effects, treatments and freaked out electro vibes. The sci-fi / spectral minimal disco atmosphere which prevails on Mons Testaceum (2006) is also delicately introduced in this second release. The ambience is obvisouly cinematic with static looping pulses and charming sonic explorations, sometimes sounding like tense horror movie scores by Goblin, Fabbio Frizzi, Stelvio Cipriani or John Carpenter. The Dark Side closes the album with a mesmeric-esoteric trancelike ambience fixated into a bleak cinematic grandeur. Escape From The Hill is a great follow-up to Mon Testaceum and an aboslutely enthralling retro-spacey electronic album.
philippe | 4/5 |


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