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IL GIOCO DEL SILENZIO

Nichelodeon

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.83 | 52 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars Finally I've decided to make a review about this audio CD and live project by Claudio Milano, such a brave and very skillful singer, as He was the former Lethe's vocalist in the course of 1996 and I was so enthusiast when He performed "Il Cavaliere Inesistente" along with us- a unique opera rock based upon a famous novel by Italo Calvino...even though here- of course- the music genre is completely different in comparison to his experience with Lethe, but it's anyway such an intelligent avant-gardiste and theatrical music. In fact you can appreciate his most important work so far, entitled "Il gioco del Silenzio", (issued as a fine album along with their video experience entitled "Come sta Annie? Twin Peaks 20th anniversary Show", that's a DVD resuming some live performances taken from various shows!!), and besides that's the work of maturity for Claudio!

Well, first of all you can watch a fantastic theatrical and artistic laboratory, whose dimension live on stage let their album earn a lot... then, it's an astonishing performance with their fine technical show, characterized by a powerful and highly imaginative live act, where each member shows his own talent and inventiveness as well!! Sometimes it seems a provocative experimentation, passing through some intelligent tracks like "Malamore" e "La Luna", "Ciņ che rimane" and also "Apnea", "Claustrofilia" and "Se", a memorable "bunch" of inspired acts.

Instead "Passaggio nella Loggia Nera" is a gift to the lovers of an old drama by D. Lynch, with its sinister atmosphere, entitled "Twin Peaks"...well I prefer the first section, of course being much more original and creative too, especially by thinking of their fanciful and fine artistic "games": above all their instrumentation and expressiveness, or once again- if you prefer- their "torment", are a unique mix and a special imprinting of their own, which remain alone some unforgettable characteristics...But coming back to "Passaggio nella..", at the bottom of the stage you can see the free canvas by another interesting artist, Mrs Ambra Rinaldi, who is able to share the scene with them very well and the output is remarkable!!

Their music in general is never banal or predictable, passing through the avangard RIO, the free jazz and various theatrical acts: as for these reasons, if you like all these music features you will buy the present work; instead if you prefer the most typical "symphonic" music, enriched by means of dark tones a-la Anglagard for instance (a band that Claudio appreciates very much...), you will find the most progressive features here and however the best vocal expression, which should never be missing into any music genre!!

Excellent addition to any music collection!

lor68 | 4/5 |

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