Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Riccardo Cirani – Intonazioni Serafiche - Rimembranze d'un estatico oblio (2018)




  • Art rock 
  • Progressive rock 
  • Experimental rock 
  • Avant-rock 
  • Ambient rock 
  • Epic 
  • Improvised music

Comment: this batch of 4 tracks (Seraphic Intonations with the subtitle Memories Of An Ecstatic Oblivion) is an enchanting progression through dynamic yet slightly easy-running picturesque guitars and loopy patterns as the creative algorithm of it beneath the strings. The term "seraphic" does mean "angelic", "sainty", "cherubic" by English Thesaurus. Of course, by following the aforementioned description we cannot reject the name of a genius called Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and his approach entitled flippertronics. Looped elliptical patterns to go on while vivid guitar chords and also full-fledged riffs used to be improvised atop thereby constituting a magnificent quintessence. On the other side, the moody impression of the album resembles Penguin Cafe Orchestra which was led by another outstanding guitar player Simon Jeffes (1949-1997). Additionally to it during a year I have discovered many great experimental guitar-based issues from Italy, for example, Gaetano Fontanazza's The Grandpa Lullabies (Sucu Music), and OOAME's Milanese-Nwas (Acustronica). And in general, thanks to Italian records like Nostress, Ephedrina, Sucu Music, and Laverna for purveyance of such intellectual sort of music. Indeed, the 56-minute gem is a part of the discography of Laverna. In many senses, it is an example of perfect album because while listening to it the time as a parameter gets set aside and the finishing and starting point come together as a symbol of the circle, a geometrical symbol representing perfection and completeness. Furthermore, it is an instance of ideal music because of uniting seamlessly easy listening and artsy intellectual/progressive rock tendencies. Spirit meets mind. Undoubtedly one of the best (cohesive, cinematic, expressive, pristine, epic, dynamic, enchanting) outings in 2018. I would like to imagine myself while listening to it after a hard day's work in the middle of wildlife somewhere in the middle of a vast forest and in a hut nearby a vast lake (Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake, Athabasca). It is not surprising because the wildlife is a face of Divine. Are you able to put this mind(set) down?
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