Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Uncomfortable Cigarettes - The Playroom (2012)




9.3

/Grunge, Alternative rock, Raga, Chamber rock, Symphonic rock, Epic/ 

Comment: Uncomfortable Cigarettes is a quartet from Italy whose 6-track album is a spectacular blend of rock and classical music, i.e mixing up grungy guitar aesthetics and grinding vocal mannerism with picturesque, epic cello developments above it. Of course, because of nostalgic keys and moods there can be drawn parallels upon the unplugged performance by Nirvana for MTV on November 18, 1993 in New York. Furthermore, the combo`s more baroque-soaked moments resemble to doleful Penguin Cafe Orchestra (in an odd way). The last track Chicken Drumstick showcases a successful experiments with drone and raga-tinged music. In conclusion, the result is solid and majestic, however, not being a bombastic one in pejorative sense of the word at all.
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