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3.77 | 36 ratings

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2 stars What the entire album is? An epitome of boredom? Music for mentally tired people? Music for those who dislike music? What the tracks are? Sketches? Fragments? Outtakes? A sort of 'private parts and pieces' in the version of Nosound? No melody, no accomplished musical theme, no song, no instrumental piece. Irregularly interpreted minimalism?.. Ego Drip starts very promising, but the idea gets no development and ends up with nothing, like a road on the edge of ravine. Perhaps the only compositions deserving the status of instant album tracks are This Night and Weights, each of them really has its start, development and finish. Though just remember Lightdark... well, what's there to talk about. After I first listened to Allow Yourself, I purposely listened to Sol29 and Lightdark, just to compare and check my impressions. Yes both were as I remembered them, no mistake. Quite simple, 'anti-virtuoso', ethereal, melancholic, dreamy, lazy, flowing, lulling (like Allow Yourself). And full of life (unlike Allow Yourself). Warm, intelligent, emotional, heartfelt, soulful. So, after that, what's to be written about Giancarlo Erra in (for example) 25th century's Wikipedia? Supposedly something like 'Giancarlo Erra was an essential Italian composer from 21st century who wrote Sol29 [hyperlink] and Lightdark [hyperlink]'. Later studio releases are faintly worth to be mentioned after centuries or even decades. I'd say, Erra's way from Sol29 and Lightdark to Allow Yourself was a path from essential to insignificant. That path led through A Sense Of Loss (liquidly diluted Lightdark) and Scintilla (I suspect the band members were yawning constantly themselves while they recorded it...). OK thanks and deep respect to Nosound at least for their first two albums if no more of the same caliber follows. A listener like me would prefer Erra to stop making records just for the record, and re-start writing music which is worth to listen and enjoy, not to snore to it. But surely it's up to Erra what to do and what not to do.
proghaven | 2/5 |


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