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2.00 | 2 ratings

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2 stars One of the less inspired Senmuth's album of 2010 is included by the artist in his website into a list of "music for movies" albums. Honestly I can't imagine which kind of movie could it be. This album lacks of originality and is quite similar to his very old efforts as solo artist.

My impression is that after releasing an average of one album every two weeks during the whole 2010, he had some spare material, enough to fill one album more.

It's not a totally bad album if you haven't listened to other 79 of his albums before this one. In theory if this is your first approach to Senmuth at least you can find it somewhat interesting, but if you have already listened to other albums of this prolific author this one appears unnecessary and uninspired. Take a bit of raga from Swadishtana, a it of industrial noise from Cognitive Discord cut off the most ambient and imaginific soundscape of which Senmuth is usually capable and what remains is this sequence of forgettable tracks with the exception of the heavier moments of "Baal Haddad" with a good distorted guitar jeopardized by the sudden end.

The indo-raga parts are not enough to give it at least a psychedelic shape. The album doesn't go anywhere even if I have to recognize that proceeding with the listen it becomes better going to its end.

There's a bit of guitar here and there, and the vocals in the last three tracks are not very usual. Not the best album to start with Senmuth.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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