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IT'S THE END

It's The End

 

Eclectic Prog

4.17 | 14 ratings

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Cometa Rossa
5 stars Windhawk's review already mentioned quite a lot of what I could mention in more or less similar terms. But I want to add some comments which might, ok, "should" lead to more absolutely deserved interest in this fantasic album.

Let's start with refence bands and artists: First of all, Zappa. Esp. pieces by him, published in the late 70ies & early to mid 80ies (i.m.o to be seen as his type of crafty-post-jazzrock-band-takes) - 'Revised Music for Guitar and Low Budget Orchestra', 'Rdnzl', 'Envelopes', 'Tink Walks Amok', 'Moggio', 'Sinister Footwear II', 'Marque-Son's Chicken' as well as 'The Drowning Witch', 'Teen-Age-Prostitute', 'The Radio Is Broken' and 'The Dangerous Kitchen' if you imagine these 4 without vox ... but featuring some fine carinet contributions - and his at least equally crafty synclavier realizations on 'Jazz from Hell'.

I'm very sure, Drudge, Retch and Quibble have listened to those Zappa-takes very attentively. As well as to the more zappaesk pieces from Steve Vai (not his guitar-hero-posings), to Mr. Bungle, to Jaga Jazzist (also from Norway) to some music and guitar playing by Allan Holdsworth and by Scott Henderson and to whatsoever (if you're into metal related bands you might find some reference points there also.)

As generally when I'm bringing in references, it doesn't mean the reviewed band did simply(?!?) copy the references. No, i.m.o. they processed these influences very carefully but also kind of offensively, with, in the end (sic!) offering their own very agile, demanding but also entertaining Wow-music. Which unfortunately wasn't continued as far as I know. Worse: The band doesn't seem to exist anymore. Their former domain 'itsteend.com' is for sale. And the album is rather hard to find nowadays (november 2018). One access could be via your itunes-store-connection, with twelve 1:20 samples. Found it there, but not via inet-(itunes-)search. Alternatively: You can listen to excerpts also here: https[colon slash slash]soundcloud.com[slash]its-the-end . Anyway: Try to get this unique gem! You won't regret.

Cometa Rossa | 5/5 |

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