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4 stars It doesn't happen often in a one-man project, that the man is mainly a drummer. Usually one- man projects are keyboardists who make good use of sequencers or at least guitarists or bassists.

In this case we have an excellent drummer sometimes able to compose good melodies, but this is not his first purpose, with a good experimental attitude that is evident since from the first track, with an acoustic guitar (I suppose it is) played with something like a zippo, a kind of sound almost recurrent, together with the guitar strings played above the bridge and untuning the string to pick up the right note...something that a guitarist would find horrible to do.

But what has surprised me more is the fact that even between the dissonances and sometimes the noise of a heavy distorted guitar we can appreciate structures and melodies which may have granted a place for this project even in the post-rock subgenre, but the most impressive thing is the drumming. It's not the usual "play something and I'll drum on it" in which even most famous players have fell into (I think to Carl Palmer on Works). On this album the drumming is totally integrated with the other instruments and sometimes is the "zippo on guitar" which provides the rhythmic base. In particular the tracks from 3 to 7 are the core of the album and should be listened in sequence.

In brief, not an easy album as usual within Avant music, but not too challening for newbies. Just get used to the kind of sounds utilized, including the zippo, and this album will reveal itself also to whom is not much used with this kind of things.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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