The Sands of Time Have Sound, and it’s Heavy !
Roman heavy-psych instrumentalists L’Ira del Baccano follow up their debut record Terra 42, and unearth a luminous work of art. Paradox Hourglass is a progressive layered long play of doomadelic pleasure.
Possessed to link between music theory, perception and brain function, L’Ira del Baccano relinquishes a beast, which borrows deep into the auditory cortex of your skull, leaving a mark along its melodic path of the harmonic relationship within musical notes. This album breaks the mould and blends all elements of musical style into one.
How is the sound?
Hourglass enters a magisterial dynamic paradox, while it bends and weaves into freedom jams of yesteryear. The production is complex and somewhat pristine. Alessandro “Drughito” Santori masterminds all channelled sequences through his visionary guitar work. Roberto Malerba: guitar and synth, Sandro “Fred” Salvi: drums, Ivan Contini Bacchisio : bass — inscribes deep within the musical relationship.
Paradox Hourglass is a cosmic journey. Composed of four meaty miraculous jams, which bob and weave their evasive tactic. Each song dynamically changes course and style to bold levels of key progression. “Paradox Hourglass Part 1 (L’Ira del Baccano)” and “Paradox Hourglass Part 2 (No Razor for Occam)” bring the doom of heavy-psych rhythmic flow. Cosmic riffs, warming breath bass rhythm, adventuresome drumming passages, carry the sophisticated musical language of these two elemental parts. The songs journey along, and perhaps even enter a vortex of an incomprehensible number of possible and more complex alternatives.
The paradoxical orchestration shifts into brighter multiplex awareness of sound. “Abilene” and “The Blind Phoenix Rises” challenge our ears. The band seems to play on an agreement of breakdown in communication within each other. The management of agreement perplexes our senses, as we realise the rhythm works and sounds beautiful, while the brain is suggesting it shouldn’t. L’Ira del Baccano are outlaws, and substitute constructions of simplicity in sound out of familiar entities of structure, while carrying all senses into a metaphysical unknown.
Paradox Hourglass is a mathematically rigorous album, and it showcases empirically verifiable theories beyond simpler hypotheses of standard sound.
Why is this album worth listening to?
- Paradox Hourglass is a complex instrumental joy of proggy, heavy-psych power. It’ll enhance the senses.
In what situation you should listen to this album?
- 42 minutes before entering a sensory deprivation float tank.
Something particular to note?
“PARADOX HOURGLASS” signs again the collaboration and link between the band and the Italian artist Fabio Listrani, who also did all the marvellous artwork for the previous album Terra 42. This time Listrani translates the band music and album main theme, paradoxes, in his fascination for tarots and symbolism.
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