Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya
Label: Lizard - CD 0070 • Format: CD Album • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
Eclissi pt. La maschera della visione 3. Fantasia 4. Nel nulla etereo soggiogato dall'ignoto la mente si espande 5. Purpurea 6. Follia 7. Well, that's how their label Lizard Records describes Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya Labirinto di Specchi Labyrinth of Mirrors is a band from Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya who've been around since about Lizard's Loris Furlan apparently arranged to connect them with Carelli.
He told a web reviewer that he was moved to work with the band, saying " They are all students, very young, and in their eyes I saw a light, a desire to create. It's a fitting theme for the enticing Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya found within this adventurous album.
The album is not easy to pigeonhole and it incorporates a wide range of audio delights. I suppose one can start by calling it a mixture of modern electronic and psych-rock, with lesser elements of post-rock, folk, fusion, avant, relaxing ambient textures, and even raga in one or two spots.
These diverse morsels are then merged with the classical element of the strings, Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya lovely sad melodies of the piano, and the dramatic recitational vocal style of Carelli, these latter elements fitting well under the stylistic genes of the RPI. The album unfolds like a low altitude flight, Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya great distances over changing landscapes. Tribal hand percussions behind soft piano and spacey, echoing guitar chords and phased effects.
Acoustic guitars teaming with haunting cello, beautiful crescendos of strings, guitars, and a dynamic rhythm section. Dramatic vocal narrations over avant-garde sections building to great tension. Emotional releases from fiery guitar solos easing back to tranquil piano playing. It's a turbulent and often stormy feeling, even menacing at times, but finding respite when you need it. And it's not all serious.
There are some playful moments as well. There is one track which borrows heavily from the great rock themes of Zeppelin's "Achilles Last Stand. Intriguing, trippy, and often exhilarating, the sense of adventure is with Labirinto.
Spoken words just before 2 minutes followed by spacey synths. Drums kick in around 3 minutes followed by piano. Some heavy guitar later on. Back to that dark atmosphere to end it. The spoken words after 2 minutes come out of the heavy atmosphere.
The guitar starts to grind away before 3 minutes then it turns heavier including some organ runs. A beat too as it builds. Cello and bass join in. The tempo then picks up. Great sound!
It settles back then we get some spoken words 7 minutes in. Spoken Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya after a minute. Dissonance follows. Piano and some insanity before 4 minutes then cello as spoken words continue for a while Ei Kukaan Muu - Jani Wickholm - Kaikki Muuttuu. Heavy guitar a minute later.
The guitar solos after 7 minutes then it settles again a minute later. What a song! This really has a Post-Rock flavour to it.
Acoustic guitar and atmosphere as it builds slowly. It settles back and builds slowly again. It settles again a minute later.
Heavy guitar before 12 minutes and the organ joins in. It settles back with piano. The tempo picks up after 15 minutes. A beat 5 minutes in. Cello 7 minutes in then spoken words. I just love the ideas these guys came up with and all that atmosphere too.
The cover art suits the music well. Congrats to the band, and a very solid 4 stars from me. My kind of music. Because once you are there, you will be reflected in its mirrors, and will enjoy each and every one of them. At least that happened with me since the very first time I listened to the album.
Labirinto di Specchi is a new Italian band whose debut album entitled "Hanblecheya" was released this via Lizard Records.
This is an album with seven compositions and a total time of 70 minutes. I thank Claudio Milano for introducing me to them. It opens with "Eclissi Pt. We can appreciate to a wonderful cello sound, accompaniying the synths and other strings.
One minute later it changes and a new structure is being built, with great piano, percussions and cool bass notes. The music may be labeled as eclectic prog, with a great mixture of symphonic sounds, atmospheric and spacey nuances, with cool changes in mood and tempo, making a really ambitious album.
This is the Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya track, but it is an excellent one, nonetheless. This gentle sound prevails for at least four minutes, until it makes a vertiginous change to a faster rhythm and an explosive sound. There is a new Friends - Bette Midler - Classic Performance Live (Sight & Sound) (DVD) after seven minutes, with a constant drum beat, cool atmospheric piano and synth, and the narrative voice.
This is a wonderful song! The narration continues here, but sometimes the voice is really far, behind the instruments, which creates even more tension or even preoccupation. The electronic element is inherent in this track, and gives a kind of industrial sound.
Once you are inside the labyrinth, you will not escape, but actually because you will not want to escape. I love the bass lines, the drums, that fast and adventurous sound here. Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya minutes later the song slows down considerably, allowing us to take a breath and feel tranquil, safe and sound. Later it rises up again, and creates an emotional sound, with some post-rock hints; it is like a twister or rollercoaster of sounds, wonderful track!
Now the longest song, an ambitious and challenging epic entitled "Foll i a". This is a song in which you will find several changes, several passages, with an eclectic sound and that wonderful mixture that I've mentioned earlier, that creates the own Labirinto di Specchi style.
I love the narrative voice, the inner and sudden changes in time and tempo, the different moods one single track can create, going from tranquility to nervousness, and a several adjectives I could mention.
The variations of rhythm and diversity of styles, makes this a unique and rich track, which I highly recommend and praise, since it obviously involved a lot of Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya , and makes evident the compositional skills of the band's members. Finally, "Eclissi Pt. Then little by little it is progressing, adding new elements, putting different textures and colors, until it reaches a climax at the half of the song.
I love the piano and its nuances, and in general I love Jalle Ahlström - Eva work of every musician here.
There is also a kind of mid-east sound, with a beautiful cello and sitar sound, which is wonderfully used, and intercalated later with the narrative voice.
Great final track! I am really happy with Labirinto Di Specchi - Hanblecheya original, ambitious album from Labirinto di Specchi, I would highly recommend it to everyone who likes progressive rock.
My final grade will be four strong stars. Enjoy it! The music itself is a mix of the spacey, the symphonic and the heavy. Some great retro synth sounds are used and a guest musician plays violincello. The sound is great for a modern recording, not too compressed and every instrument has room to breathe. After a spacey opening with narration, "Eclissi Pt.
Later more metal with great classical piano runs. Later some narration backed by some spacey quasi-metal. Gets more intense with the organ. Great Hills Of The North - Fay Hallam Trinity - Realm sounds here including an awesome solo. After 3 minutes gets very folky with a nice bouncy beat. Then immediately goes into breath-taking symphonic prog.
The bouncy beat later returns in a post-rock fashion with narration. Although the whole album is very consistent, track 4 with a very long title is the weakest on the album. Spacey and slightly avant this features Beck, Bogert & Appice - Beck, Bogert, Appice and lots of percussion sounds. The percussion dies out at one point as hypnotic guitar enters and percussion comes back with altered talking in the background and random piano playing.
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