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4 stars It was in 2011 when the BBC Merseyside radio commissioned this sort of soundtrack to an Avant band from Manchester which resulted in about 1 hour an half of very various music which is intended to be played as comment to a specific edition of Nosferatu, the one filmed by the German director Mornau in 1922.

Each of the four tracks stands for about 24 minutes and is an instrumental suite which contains different moments: from noisy electronic, to metal, to symphonic to chamber rock and more. Everything well played and most of all well composed. As example, Part II moves from a melancholic string quartet to a guitar based dark rock through an electronic noise passage, then the deep bass sound of the viola brings its darkness while a sequence of piano notes gives the idea of an increasing chaos.

Describing the whole four tracks would take too long because of the big amount of things inside. While listening I recall some famous sequences of the original movie. Even without having seen it entirely, I'm sure that watching to it with this soundtrack, as it has been thought by the band would be an amazing multimedial experience.

Because of the subject there's no track of the Zappaesque humour that the band is used to put in its songs, but I must say that in my opinionthis is the most appealing a.P.A.t.T release for proggers. For who likes dark chamber rock in the vein Art Zoyd, Shub Niggurath, October Equus and their likes.

4 solid stars, very close to 5

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