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HANBLECHEYA

Labirinto Di Specchi

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.77 | 41 ratings

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Music By Mail
2 stars Here's the kind of album/band that (to me) will be leaving no affective trace after listening, even repeated listenings! The reason? The extremely weak development of ideas and a lack of creativity in those. The essence or basis of the music can be described as a kind of soft space rock, very gentle maybe too gentle! The pieces are generally well introduced, with in particular a nice use of cellos and throughout an expressive and clean bass; if the musical car has no problem to come out of the garage, shift to second gear, then the problems start when reaching the cruise speed ..... in third gear, without never shifting to the fourth!! The same guitar or piano lines get repeated so long that you may fall asleep, the band shows a very bad taste in the use of synthesizers, throwing all the time bleeeeps and woooooiiings like a rain, without at any time proving they can do a better use of those machines, they just keep with the easy solution - bleeps here and washes there - and repeat it ad libitum; what a boring background! Another weak point is a rather uninspiring drumming, not too creative too, even if things move a bit in the 19 minutes long track "Foll(i)a" - Crazy(ness). Oh we are still far from craziness, even this tune is not really very exciting, too many and long repetitions, the soup is cooked so long that no taste is left. Same simple diatonic melodic lines and harmonies all the way through! If the goal of the band was to hypnotize its listener, it doesn't even work because you stay at the point where you are CONSCIOUS that someone is trying to hypnotize you but you never reach the next point where you're supposed to be in their hands; instead you wait and watch small unambitious things passing by until you run out of patience and push the eject button. Maybe the band achieved instead a self-hypnose with no one to wake them up? Two and a half stars.
Music By Mail | 2/5 |

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