Massima di vita

Il giudizio e le recensioni qui riportate, pur nel tentativo di essere obiettivi, risentono del gusto e dell'esperienza di chi scrive.
Judgment and reviews given here, while trying to be objective, are affected by the taste and experience of the writer.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Greenleaf - Trails & Passes (2014)

2014 CD Small Stone Records ss 147

        Greenleaf from Sweden is Bengt B├Ącke: bass, Sebastian Olsson: drums, Tommi Holappa: guitar, Arvid Jonsson: vocals and they play stoner rock.
        That's all we could say. This is stoner rock as many have been and probably many will be. It's a good release if you like stoner rock but if you think that such scene needs something new you can easily withdraw it.  


1 Our Mother Ash
2 Ocean Deep
3 Equators
4 Depth Of The Sun
5 Humans
6 With Eyes Wide Open
7 The Drum
8 Bound To Be Machines
9 Trails & Passes

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Insider - Event Horizon (2013)

2013 CD Andruid Records (AR 001)

       After 'Vibrations From The Tapes' Insider are back with Event Horizon this time produced for their own label Andruid Records.
       Ranalli Bros. and Stefano Di Rito realize - alleluia - a different work. Do not expect anything of what you have already heard from the band of Pescara (Italy).
       The platter is completely instrumental and runs in eight tracks by the apparent heavy metal prog flavor. Imagine a series of metal riffs that run, varying, on a series of temporal and melodic scansion constantly in motion, some would say having no chorus.
        A proposal that is more cerebral than directly emotional.
       The effort, I assure you, it's huge. For sure, if you can't live without Fu-Manchu then forget about it as soon as possible, but if you are going to listen something 'different', that broadens your sensory faculties, then take a look at the odd timing, the distortion of the Pro Co Rat golden-era and the architecture of the old prog stuff.
      On the other side, the result is not equal to the effort, because - undoubtedly - listening to Event Horizon is not the easiest and relaxing thing in the world. In the long run it becomes difficult to remain 'on the piece'.
      An edition as ep, with a careful choice of the pieces, (3/4) at the maximum, would have been more efficient and nothing would take away the intrinsic value of the work.


1) Escape Velocity  6:59
2) Magnetic field lines 8:39
3) Gravitational mass 9:14
4) Jet 6:05
5) Event horizon 3:37
6) Expansion of the universe 9:10
    a) inertia
    b) quantum fluctuations
    c) development of galaxies
    d) dark energy
    e) synthesis of elements
    f) the present universe
7) Black hole 9:00
8) White hole 6.07