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Pierrot Lunaire


Prog Folk

3.59 | 83 ratings

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5 stars Another bizarre, or lunatic wall of sound, let me call. The first shocking shout should define the destiny of this album completely I'd felt via a quick listening to it, and got sure it be quite correct ... their dry acid folk with avantgarde sweetness drives us crazy obviously, along with kinda killer sleeve.

Their freaky trip begins through the instrumental masterpiece and the most depressive music treatment "Ouverture XV", followed by "Raipure", that is pretty impressive under their soft, smooth, but a tad distorted sound cloud with an acoustic guitar and voices play ... this cool wind reminds me of early folksy essence of RPI legends. Another dry skin folk rock "Invasore" goes forward through an ethnic fruity atmosphere with impressive sitar chops. And their incredible avantgarde power explodes just in the following instrumental one "Lady Ligeia". The mysterious appearance of Arturo's piano play can be called as Folk Progressivo Italiano. Via "Narciso", an acid folk where hypnotic percussion sound is amazing, "Ganzheit" sounds very fantastic, even only with simple acoustic guitar phrases and rhythmic percussion footprints. Another great creation.

Contrary to the previous madness, "Verso il lago" is a beautiful guitar premier indeed, inappropriate for such an acidity. Yes, our feelings might be knocked down soon via the following one "Il Re Di Raipure", in that the first flute (with ring keys?) wind blow be brilliant. This creation is basically beautiful but sometimes sounds of an eccentric scape as well, regardless of its acoustic folksy appearance. As if we would flit over the blue sea ... nothing under our feet but anacatesthesic feeling. On the other hand, for the first time in this album we can enjoy a simple folk rock like Dylan in "Sotto I Ponti", where piano phrases are gorgeous as usual. Oh yeah "Arlecchinata" could be mentioned as the highlight on the latter phase, featuring fully female risky chorus and keyboard-based spacey sound shower like gems in a kaleidoscope. A slowtempo folk dessert is "La Saga Della Primavera", followed by the last madness "Mandrangola", where almost all of their avantgarde acid folk elements (except some pop thingies) get fused, merged, unified, and exploded together, quite suitable for the epilogue of this drysweet theatre.

In conclusion, there might not be anything special nor innovative in this creation I've felt, but it's another incredibleness such a bizarre, eerie, lunatic approach would be heard deeply beneath this avantgarde acid folk one. Fantastic really.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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