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BRAHIM IZDAG

Sparkle In Grey

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.47 | 5 ratings

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philippe
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4 stars A few years after the excellent and tremendously innovative "Thursday Evening" and "mexico" the Italian post-rockin chamber collective is back with a new release, once more published in cooperation between different independent labels, including Old Bicycle and Grey Sparkle (Matteo Uggeri's own label), based in Italy. The eclectic, energetic and poetically charged apsects of the music is still here and vibrant. However the musical syncretism seems to be brought up a step further with a load of unexpected musical styles and influences, even with some funkadelic and groovy touches. The general mood is dreamlike, with hints of humor-esque extravagence, blissful atmospheres enriched by heavy guitar tricks, plaintive violin lines and various electronic manipulations. Definitely a modern ambodiement of crossover prog, a bridge between the krautrockin' universe of Can, Neu!, La Düsseldorf, openely post-rockin orchestrations and ambient folk expression (especially in the middle section of the album). "Brahim Izdag" is a challenging and dynamic album that will seduce fans of contemporary adventurous music of any kind.
philippe | 4/5 |

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