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3.85 | 14 ratings | 1 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Seidenki Ryokan [Electrostatic Hotel] (6:15)
2. Hitori Sanyaku [A Triple Role] (3:28)
3. [Fuseimyaku] (2:58)
4. Zenkyūfu Kara Naru Drummer no Tame Dake no Etude [The Etude Composed of All Rests Only For Drummer] (0:49)
5. [Lama] (5:12)
6. Fukutsū [The Stomach-ache] (5:11)
7. Engei: Rasterman Bolero [The Engei: Rasterman Bolero] (2:33)
8. Zoku Engei: Zenmai Peko [Continuing The Engei: Tin-Peewee] (2:04)
9. Nōshi [Make You Die, Your Brain] (5:41)
10. Kōenji Ame no Bojō [Kouenji, Memories in the Rain] (11:33)
11. [Battle Royal Hostess] (8:08)
12. Odoru Kyūfu [Dancing Rest] (1:09)

Total Time: 55:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Naoya Idonuma / guitar
- Kazuo Ogura / bass
- Hirofumi Taniguchi / keyboards
- Tappi Iwase / drums
- Hiroo Takano / saxophone

- Tatsuo Shimizu / drums

Releases information

CD Belle BELLE-9229 (1992)

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IL BERLIONE Il Berlione ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars A jack-in-the box of various pleasure - such a phrase may be suitable for Il BERLIONE I guess.

They had played understandably about some physical discomfort or illness, weird phenomena, enjoyable memories, or actions like cynic. It's natural each of their sounds or noises could be complex and eccentric. However, at the same time it's amazing all of their stuffs could be harmonized strictly. Very sharp- and hard-edged brass kicks and piercingly cold percussion knocks. Regardless of weirdness of their song titles (about physical troubles or dreadful phenomena mainly), their atmosphere upon playing stuffs could be kaleidoscopic and colourful with plenty of instruments and their unique sound structure.

The first track "Electrostatic Hotel" can be their stronger theme I guess. They played not statically but dynamically, with complex phrases based upon their rhythm section and funky saxophone sounds, for a static electricity, nonetheless. We can listen to such a case here and there ... Sometimes they play for relieving us and sometimes for punching our brain, with unexpected perfume flavour based upon strongly alcoholic stimulation sounds. They played fuzzily, noisily, irritatingly (in a good manner) under soundscape like King Crimson's "Starless And Bible Black" in "Make You Die, Your Brain", and ethnically, meditatively in "The Engei Suite". On the contrary, authentic jazz rock like "Kouenji, Memories In The Rain" (consider this song should be their beginning as an avantgarde jazz project) we can touch.

As a result, through the whole album we can feel their "kaleidoscopic" and "phantasmagorical" gem box named Il BERLIONE. Let me recommend, as a Japanese, such a fantastic album to you all.

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