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DESTRUKTIVE ACTIONS AFFECT LIVINGS

Daal

 

Eclectic Prog

3.98 | 147 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars The second Daal effort ''Destruktive actions affect livings'' came out in 2011 in two different versions: One coming with the bonus CD ''Echoes of falling stars'' in an extremely limited edition of around 60 copies and a more regular one, featuring only the album.Again the whole sessions took place in two different studios with a nice number of famous guests helping out: Guglielmo Mariotti and Ettore Salati from The Watch on bass and sitar respectively, Alessandro Papotto from Periferia del Mondo and Nodo Gordiano on sax/clarinet, violinist Riccardo Paltanin, Germinale's Salvo Lazzara on guitar and Roberto Aiolfi of Prowlers and Tilion on fretless bass.

The presence of all these guests does not mean that Daal have removed from the experimental, Avant-Garde and electronic soundscapes of their debut.The musicians appear separately in specific moments of specific pieces and the music is still grounded on Davide Guidoni's heavy percussions and Alfio Costa's depth on a keyboard manifest and samplers' possessing.Take equal beats from Electronic Music, Industrial and Progressive Rock and throw them into a mix to imagine what this whole project is all about.Sonic soundscapes, distorted instrumentals, vintage refrences in a Film Score mood ala GOBLIN and some extremely haunting prog stuff with a slight KING CRIMSON edge due to the strong use of Mellotron and the sparse presence of electric guitar.There are even references to Eastern-Asian and Ethnic Music as well as some horrifying, symphonic tunes in the vein of IL BALLETO DI BRONZO.Vocals are very limited (as on the 17-min. ''The dance of the drastic navels part II'') and the album is obviously directed to experimental forms on using keyboards and samplers as a guide, balanced by other changing instruments.It's some sort of an Avant Prog release with emphasis on cosmic electronics and sinister keyboard themes, which surprisingly works quite nice, despite the exhibition of many loose executions and semi-improvised acoustics.

Solid work for the mystified community of Experimental Prog.Lovers of Avant-Garde Music ala FRANCO BATTIATO or ALAN SORRENTI as well as those into mysterious Soundtracks will love this one as well.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |

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