GIARDINI D'AUTUNNO Frammenti di idee perdute

by Mellow Records MMP446

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'Frammenti di Idee Perdute' is basically the work of Tiziano Rea
who composed all the music and performed all the instruments,
with help from drummer Andrea Scala on alternate tracks and
vocalist Emiliano Germani who wrote the lyrics and sang on
'Storia Vana'.
There are several moments of excitement and aggression
but overall the album is the musical equivalent of the cover art,
being an intimate setting of hazy soundscapes.
The album is mainly instrumental and is rendered in styles
that range from symphonic to Kraut, from RPI to electronic.
The keyboards-based opening track is typical of the brief
hallucinatory excursions throughout the album and it tingles
with dreamlike Kraut-inspired electronics before
'Visioni Trascendentali' bursts into life.
The latter track informs the general approach to music-making
here; Rea employs a template of favoured techniques that
include the busy murmur of synthesizers, androgynous
voice samples, muscular drumming and shed- loads of
Mellotron. Nice!
It's easy to tell from the title-track that someone with a
singular passion for King Crimson produced the album as
this track's dark power bristles with the UK giant's influence.
'Frammenti' is bookended by the two-part 'Interludio' and this sequence exemplifies the fluent and fluid nature of the album,
with individual tracks being like streams flowing into a great river. These little intrusions give shape to the album and provide
contrast to the album's heavyweight tracks.
Mention is made in the booklet of Fabio Zuffanti as artistic
supervisor, and in keeping with his mentor's work Tiziano Rea
seeks to cross musical boundaries.
One of the album's peculiarities is 'Storia Vana' which inhabits
the world of traditional RPI.
It stands out not only because of the instrumental nature of
the remainder of the album, but also for its typical RPI-ness
which paradoxically makes it seem both familiar and foreign.
Giardini D'Autunno is like a more melodic Nodo Gordiano
and that's a fairly decent point of reference. 'Frammenti di Idee Perdute' certainly stands alongside the finest works of modern
RPI and is highly recommended to fans of the subgenre.

credits

released May 15, 2002

Line-up:

Tiziano Rea
guitar, bass, Mellotron M400, Hammond B3, LeLogan SMII Soundscapes, Freddie's Fingers, E-Bow, synthesizer

Andrea Scala
drums

Emiliano Germani
vocals

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