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4.40 | 3 ratings | 3 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Winter (18:41)
2. Indulge Me (12:49)
3. Set-Back (6:18)
4. Troubled Elephant (10:24)

Line-up / Musicians

- Andrea Marutti & Fausto Balbo / All electronics and effects

Releases information

Afe Records, Boring Machines, Fratto9 Under The Sky Records

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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ANDREA MARUTTI Detrimental Dialogue (With Fausto Balbo) reviews

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Review by philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
5 stars Two electronic wizards and sound alchemists, Fausto Balbo and Andrea Marutti (Amon, Never Known, Hall of Mirrors) have unified their respective musical universe to create a rather unique, innovative and polymorphic electronic album. In itself the musical signature offers a dense and dynamic interaction between sci-fi, fractal sound projections and virtually cosmic surrounded synthscapes. The opening theme offers a synthesis between pure abstract electronic interferencies, spaced out lo-fi keys and icy pop-ish electronics. Indulge me provides a luminous beatific soundscape in search of the absolute quietness. It slowly involves into a metaphysical sound hallucination. Set-Back explores mysteriously evocative, detached soundscapes slowly moving in deep distance, punctuated by electro-acoustic motives, cosmic noises and transversal flux. Troubled Elephant closes the album with various abstract sound manipulations and processual micro-sound textures. Detrimental Dialogue is a vertiginous- cathartic musical experience which entirely renew the whole kosmische synth subgenre due to unusual sound combinations. A really ambitious collaboration and absolute electronic masterpiece.
Review by admireArt
4 stars Eloquent encounter!

In my newly aquired prog/electronic findings, Andrea Marutti┤s name shows up constantly. Going on by different "facades" like Amon, Never Known or Hall of Mirrors and his solo works as his collaborations with other electronic musicians like Aidan Baker, NIHM, among many others.

This 2010, "Detrimental Dialogue (With Fausto Balbo)" obviously is one of those collaborations.

Both musicians know their game, it shows and adds up to the clear counterpointing between both personal musical languages. Marutti┤s idiom although it deals with noise like structures the same as Balbo┤s, his lines still possess a close nature to music as we all understand it. On the other hand Balbo┤s expressions are close in range to the raw electronic experimentation, like german electronic pioneer Conrad Schnitzler.

So, expect droning landscapes of swirling enchanting noises, deep unstructured and dirty frequency waves going back and forth between "strange and hypnotic" melody lines, some poignant basses here and there and lots of "blips", "beeps" and Ętweeks".

Creative and diverse in its songwriting, a more than balanced performance like collaboration, a unique musical proposal and original in its raw-noise constructions. Friendly but not accessible in its musical composition results.

For Prog/Electronic, Krautrock and RiO followers and maybe some other curious cat!

****4 PA stars.

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4 stars After fifteen years of making music apart from each other, Andrea Marutti and Fausto Balbo's paths crossed in 2005, and since then they have been working every now and then on this release. The album "Detrimental Dialogue" is their first collaboration, and it contains explorations of various ty ... (read more)

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