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3.99 | 139 ratings

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4 stars At least, DAAL got away from the rather "claustrophobic", Rock Progressivo Italiano, tagging.

No singing in italian, to send them down there, this perfect match between "hungry like" electronic performances and nearly early baroque musical figures, so well fusioned together, without becoming pretentious, but "genial" every time they "pass through", deserves to be again reviewed. And thanks for this recommendation.

For starters, the "eclectic" (or by the way, "crossover") sub genre's tagging is kind of a mystery for me , so I would not start reviewing over those terms. This second DAAL's " Destruktive Actions Affect Livings" is as daring as early "prog-electronic" experimentations, which actually gives the work its whole "conceptual" character. The part that has to do with the song writing and singing will otherwise sound as a David Sylvian's rendition. The construction of "electronic music", from an otherwise "uncomfortable" plattform as pure "symphonic" or chamber lines and instruments, is what pulls this work upwards to become a "must listen to this" album.

The result of this "mix" of simmultaneous approaches and languages, with a never ceasing flow of attractive melody lines, makes the whole experience, as being "hypnotized" by two charmers at same time. It turns out hard to decide by whom , both are "charming". The right sound at the right moment, no minute, is unworth or wasted.

So,.. Intelligent music writing, the way they use rather "cliched" (by others) structures to their benefit (like Jazz structures and others), the obvious, but wise, use of "very early" electronic sounds (prog and not), including references to Zanov's "Green Ray" andFranco Leprino's "INTEGRATI... DISINTEGRATI ". The blend of "baroque figures and instruments opposed to "computerized" electronics, also the "under lined" subtle tribute to Univers Zero, in some structures. And finally, being conceptual and creative at the same time, without repetition. (not the other way around).....

Well, this one has a lot to offer and it is as good as DAAL's "future" fourth album "DODECAHEDRON" (2012). And the same ****4 star rating, that means, "don't miss this album", it will fit in your prog collection.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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