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3.98 | 147 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 performance and early baroque musical figures, so well fusioned without becoming intellectually pretentious but ingeniously deserves to be again reviewed. And thanks for this recommendation to Aussie Bird.

For starters, the Eclectic (or by the way the Crossover one) Progressive music sub genre's tagging is kind of a mystery for me, so, I would review this work on those terms. This second release by DAAL's: Destruktive Actions Affect Livings is as daring as early 60s "prog-electronic" experimentations were, which actually gives the work its whole "conceptual" character. The part that has to do with the songwriting and singing will otherwise sound as a David Sylvian rendition. The construction of electronic music from an otherwise uncomfortable plattform, as pure symphonic or chamber music lines and instruments could turn out to be, is what pulls this work upwards to become a must listen to this album.

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

So,.. Intelligent and creative 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 vintage electronic sounds, including references to Zanov's: Green Ray" and Franco Leprino's : INTEGRATI... DISINTEGRATI, the blend of baroque like musical figures and instruments opposing "computerized" electronics and also the subtle tributes to Univers Zero, here and there adds up for an enticing & memorable ride.

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, hold on to this one it will fit in perfectly in your prog collection.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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