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Nichelodeon - UKIYOE - Mondi Fluttuanti (with Insonar) CD (album) cover

UKIYOE - MONDI FLUTTUANTI (WITH INSONAR)

Nichelodeon

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.29 | 21 ratings

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admireArt
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4 stars A tapestry of chaos!

...(or an "Opera for the 21st. century schizoid human being".)

NICHELODEON UKIYOE: "Mondi Fluttuanti" (with Insonar)-2014, featuring mainly Claudio Milano & Paolo Siconolfi, accompanied by a bunch full of willing, top of their trades musicians, ready to play into this structured, entirely uncompromising, highly chaotic musical work.

A strong emphasis is made in its exploration of the human voice in all its possible extensions as music or noise. Meaning that if you are aquainted with the Avant Garde or RiO ways of gutural expressions, well, you are half way in. Comes to mind in this regard: Zamla´s mockery, as Zappa´s "manic" laughters or Magma´s choir progressions.

But it does not stop there, the real deal, talking about the human voice solely, is the overwhelming sensation of irreverent human madness, shamelessly displayed, yet like it or not, human to the bone!

And of course the before mentioned "Interactive Orchestra" is not just there to watch their impetuous front man explode into delirium just for kicks! Massive, fearless, structured yet willing to bend any rule, if by chance they encounter a good musical idea, no matter how small. They will stop and smell the flowers that come along the way. As a result, this work is full of astounding, highly visual, frantic yet comprehensible but never giving a damn to satisfy no one, completely instrumental musical passages, which balance equally, this 45 minutes long, apparently unconnected into 6 songs, "one man´s opera".

Therefore, as it usually happens with groundbreaking works in these AV/RiO sub-genres, your full participation is required. No cheap frills, no catchy riffs, no bargains, nor "preachers" to enlighten your way. In fact, just exactly the opposite!

****4.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |

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