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4 stars First I wanna say thanks to Logan for his recommendation of YUGEN.

YUGEN was born as an avantgarde-progressive rock project in Autumn of 2004 by 14 musicians. Francesco Zago and Marcello Marinone are said to be the key persons of the project. They're trying for the mixture of chamber music and rock. Absolutely I see their sounds are not scattered but well-figured. Labirinto d'Acqua is one of their works and all of 14 songs included are really avant- progressive gems.

From the beginning (sévére réprimande) lyrical, melodious, and powerful piano sound can rumble and let us have a superb expectation. On catacresi, immediately hard-to-theoretically-understand melody by keyboard, rhythm section, and synthesizer should jump out massively. Somehow the melody I can recieve easily...why? I suggest the reason is, basically most of all songs have a great balance of static and dynamic states. This album has a characteristic that there are long songs and short ones by turns. omelette norvegese's mixture of violin concerto and horn should invade into us, and push us to the next stage corale metallurgico. Electric and percussive, complex and speedy sound can hit us aggressively. And, surprisingly the sound can let us jump and run without our intention! Some intervals have quiet percussion echoes...very impressive. Eh? danse cuirassée (periode grecque) is a funny short piece with cembalo. We can get relaxed for a bit...but... Ouch! brachiologia can start with images of opera with tenor singers and then eclectic + eccentric section follows. Wonderfully such an avantgarde melody can make us quiet...shhhhh...and bring us into la mosca stregata smoothly. The longest piece in this album quando la morte mi colse nel sonno includes vibraphone's melancholic and streaming waves, with SHAKUHACHI sound...whoa, Oriental flavour! On quiet place are such a flavour and crazyness mixed together. I think this song should be the highlight of this work. And go! into skellotron 003, the solemn short piece with shout of synth. Following after that, le rovine circolari has darker sound with guitar, xylophone and so on...we should be pushed and hit away by glittering violin and cello sound. Earthquake of sound, electric noise is anastomosi. Rampantly violin play can rapidly-run and crush on danze corazzate. Run & stop, like actin' out a pantomime...with strict rhythm section together. The album-titled track, labirinto d'acqua is another keypoint with piano sound. Slowly and sadly the short song can pass us by. Strong incubi concentrici can blow us with keyboard, xylophone and synth's refrained sound. The last YUGEN world should be finished by sound explosion in our brain!

Regretfully I can't evaluate this project as a complete story, but I can see various faces in it. Very glad and happy to meet the chandelier!

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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