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Mamma Non Piangere



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4 stars A mysterious, and inevitable encounter with such an unknown RIO project ... luckily I've stumbled upon MAMMA NON PIANGERE via AltrOck Bandcamp page and felt quite happy to listen to their newest album as my first MnP and to notice they are not dead! Yes they have been reunited around the frontman Lorenzo LEDDI, over 30 years after the previous album was released (in 1980!) ... finally in 2016 they have bloomed extravagantly with their newest creation "N. 3", I cannot help suggesting.

As above mentioned, sorry I'm not familiar with them but their 'enthusiasm' can be easily heard. Melodic confusion veiled with delightful atmosphere along Laura's fine, funky voices reminds me of 'easygoing Zamra' really, where no complication nor pessimism cannot be felt. A tad restless, warped but simultaneously pleasant, cheerful movements we can share with each other definitely. Each track is relatively short but thirteen songs (all of them have major key with strange lines) will drive us crazy, along with their multi-dimensional sound variation and incredible multi-instrumental skills and completely strict multi-rhythmic techniques.

So ... wonder what kind of musical essence derives such a delight from their avantgarde universe. Various music techniques and visions they have indeed (especially some Spanish texture e.g, like "Valvole" or mischievous percussive play in a catchy guitar-based rock "Troppi Volanti" is impressive for me), but I'm sure at last their intensive RIO soundscape should have a connotation to lead the audience to feel as if their sound abnormality could be accepted with no resistance nor antipathy.

Please 'enjoy' this stuff flooded with weird brightness and tasteful deep nightcap without any tough consideration what RIO / Avant-Prog means lol. One of my faves in 2016 this album will be, I imagine.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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