Saturday, 9 January 2010

Giorgio Maggiore – Radioanima

And this is Giorgio’s fourth album, from 2008. Swathes of synths cut across the start of the title track, like a slowly moving ice shelf in the sped up camera sequences. As the title track comes in three parts, I assume this is Tempeste Elettromagnetiche. The Radioanima segment of the track is like a particularly strident Edwyn Collins in a rather gothic mode. Isofrequenze is the final segment, a minimal instrumental piece. Liberi surprises with a more routine indie song with gothic tinges, but has some lovely singing and chiming restrained guitar. After another orchestral piece, Speranze Tradite, we reach La Porta a plodding track, in his now familiar gothic style. Ricordi Improvvisi is a lovely searching, solemn piano instrumental; Inno is lost alone in space psychosis, eerie and unsettling and on Wie Wird Meine Zukunft? he does a deathly slowly Get Back steal, set to morbidly feeling lyrics. The rather beautiful understated epic Pensieri Immortali closes proceeding on an interesting and at times lovely album.

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