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Maurizio Bianchi


Progressive Electronic

4.45 | 4 ratings

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4 stars A terrific album of late night Victorian era haunted house scariness. This is somewhat reminiscent of David Lynch's 'Eraserhead' and the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' soundtracks.

It's business as usual with Maurizio Bianchi where he utilises a beatless, guitarless swathing mass of reverberated electronics that paved the way for many Industrial bands that would follow.

What sets this one apart from his other recordings is the fact that it sounds SO damn spooky from beginning to end. You can almost hear the wails of the dead reaching out to grab your face 'Zombie Flesh Eaters' style.

'The Plain Truth' uses the same technology and keyboards as preceding albums. This one, however stands out from the rest in that there's some semblance of tune throughout, particularly on the second part. It's still a grizzly, unrefined and ugly recording using only highly primitive analogue treated keyboards and other unidentifiable objects.

This could have been the perfect soundtrack to HP Lovecraft's 'At the Mountains of madness' novel. It's a cold, alien and evil sounding recording which will sound great being played late at night, particularly if there's banks of fog everywhere.

This is the best in his entire catalogue followed by 'Symphony for a Genocide'.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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