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Raven Sad

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.52 | 14 ratings

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Windhawk
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4 stars A mixed but highly fascinating debut album from this Italian project.

With Edgar Allan Poe as a lyrical, thematic and emotional inspiration, we're served a dozen compositions of a mostly mellow but still gripping, tension-filled and at times ominous nature on this production.

Some of the songs are almost purified mellow singer-songwriter ventures; and really not that interesting in themselves; but most of the album mix in space-tinged and psychedelic elements to these ventures - as well as a few pieces that are mostly sound-collages or atmospheric explorations.

And when venturing into psychedelic territories this album really gets interesting. Even if on the mellow side all along; the most dramatic effect used a droning indo/raga opening in one composition; the mood and atmosphere is one brooding and menacing, even slightly schizophrenic at times, as exemplified in the last track where a slow, calm guitar supports the vocals singing "In the End" while a recurring sample of people laughing is hears in the background to chilling effect.

Intriguing, and well worth checking out if mellow psychedelic-tinged music is of interest.

Windhawk | 4/5 |

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