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Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars Slivovitz is an italian band that was formed back in 2001. They've got 3 albums released: Slivovitz (2006), Hubris (2009) and the newest just released by Moonjune Records Bani Ahead (2011).

Hubris starts with the Domenico Angarano's bass and his great riff that serve as a base to the double sax/vocals, in this case vocals used as an instrument, 'blame' Kudovica Manzo. Followed by inspirated saxes by Pietro Santangelo. Maintaining the hypnotic climate, percussions, as rituals, in 'Caldo Bagno', a true trip during its 7 minutes, changing from the complete tranquility to a frenetic jam session in a matter of seconds. While in 'Mangiare' we have a hunted atmosphere with sinisters sounds, cacophonic moments. 'Errore Di Parallasse', in other hand, follows a structure a little bit more conventional, reminds in some moments the good 70's, specially the bands that played with the jazz/fusion vein.

'Dammi Um Besh O' bets in a dancable rhythm, and you may feel in an italian street with musicians playing at your side, spontaneous. 'CO2' is an acoustic ballad, a little calm piece. The track 'Sono Tranquillo Eppure Spesso Strillo' is the only one with real vocals and lyrics in it (very interesting, by the way), build in a funky rhythm, guitar and bass do a great work. As a kind of bonus Hubris (2009) brings 3 remaster tracks from their first eponimous album: 'Sig. M Rapito Dal Vento' , 'Canguri In 5′ & 'Tilde'.

A very interesting album that should please the ears of instrumental lovers, specially the ones that love the italian flavour in Progressive Rock.

ProgShine | 4/5 |


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