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2 stars Goblin enter 1977 with the responsibility to produce the music for another Dario Argento horror film.But this time the band suffers a severe loss,as original keyboardist Maurizio Guarini left the band,leaving Claudio Simonetti alone in this place.The new ''Suspria'' album sees the light the same year on Cinevox.

Listening to the eponymous opener I prepared myself for another unique Goblin experience.Simonetti delivers some really haunting,virtuosic and dreamy performance on this excellent number.Unfortunately things wont go the same way for the rest of the album,which seems written only to fullfill the needs of the film.The next fifteen minutes or four tracks if you like are closer to free Avant Garde/Electronic Music with wordless obscure vocals,sudden keyboard appearances,trippy effects and acoustic guitars.Abstract musicianship and not my favorite style I have to admit.With ''Black forest'' seems get into shape again,a laid-back soft prog rock number with a jazzy edge, some sax melodies around and Simonetti offering his usual adventurous playing. ''Blind concert'' is a different story,a track full of groovy bits by bass and drums with jazzy guitar solos and background piano and keys.''Death valzer'' is a short and meaningless waltz adaption,clearly created for the scope of the movie.

I am afraid this is the most daring but also the less conveincing and inspired Goblin release so far.And maybe this album could be a good one for an unknown band,but for Goblin the standards for me are much higher.Only for the dedicated fans of the band...2.5 stars.

apps79 | 2/5 |


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