Friday, February 26, 2016

N.y.X "The News"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Electronica, Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 26, 2016
01. Restless Slumber (At The Break Of Dawn) (4:43)
02. Groundhog Day (Wakening, Dressing, Starting Up…) (7:09)
03. A Sarcastic Portrait (Editorial, Home and Foreign…) (6:14)
04. Discord (Domestic Policies) (7:20)
05. The Paper (Titles & Subtitles) (5:25)
06. Oscillations Du Chaos – Part III (3:23)
07. The Daily Dark Delirium (12:52)

Total Time – 47:06

Walt F. Nyx – Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Synthesizers, Electric Piano, Loops & Devices
Danilo A. Pannico – Electronic & Acoustic Drums & Percussion, Piano, Synthesizers, Typewriter, Kaos-Harmonica, Gold Chain, Italian Voice (track 6), Loops & Devices
Klod – Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Soundscapes & Devices
Adrian Belew (King Crimson) – Electric Guitar & Soundscapes (track 3)
Ivan Bridon Napoles – Piano & Keyboards (track 6)
Marco Allocco – Cello (track 2)
Trey Gunn (King Crimson) – Warr Guitar & Soundscapes (track 7)

With retro synth sounds a la Tangerine Dream, cascading scales akin to the best Prog Rock bands of the 1970s, riffs made of osmium, soundscapes up there with the best chillout music (although chillout music this definitely is not), there really should be something for everyone. Everyone, that is, who can leave behind preconceptions of what they do and do not like. But here’s the killer thing… to enjoy this album you must be led by the desire to hear something that will make you feel uncomfortable. Not uncomfortable as in “this seat doesn’t recline far enough and the hand brake is sticking in my back”, I mean as in your “Comfort Zone”.

Read the full review by Phil Lively at  theprogressiveaspect.net

A Sarcastic Portrait 

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