blow up 2012

Canzoni in salita – CD Bombanella/A Buzz Supreme – 10t – 44:33
For some years Daniele Faraotti has been carrying on his author's song contaminated by progressive and various other Anglo-Saxon influences. A much smaller number of people than the project deserves has been noticed by him so far and it is really a guilty neglect. If further confirmations are needed, our aim is to bring attention with this product of the highest craftsmanship, as self-referential as we like but splendid, in which an impressive sequence of art-rock songs, sung partly in English, partly in Italian, puts into field the usual imaginary composite, enriching with further maturity of nuances. Here, bitter Gentle Giant trappings, sudden vivid Crimsonians, Canterbury reminiscences, flashes of That Old Inn find their place here. Yet it is not progressive. At least not entirely; and that's the beauty. Because to disturb the waters there is a widespread indie taste and concreteness and intimacy to a singer-songwriter dispute.
Songs that do not resemble anything, that feed on the wide preparation and culture of the owner to find their own way to spontaneity and beauty.
It is thus a masterpiece like Radio Armadio, with a classic Eurocolta inside, Benvegnù melodies and lyrical abstraction and, similarly, Carmensita. In Kawasaki it contaminates an almost Canadian indie extremism with the agile Dadaism of Picchio dal Pozzo ancestry; or the tangled geometries of Le Cose, which go so far as to mention Stravinski, the Crimson King and the Caravan, open up to a lo-fi of post-rock ancestry, while Sakura's Yes & Gentle Giant Sound is complicated by Tortoise sounds. So much stuff; and all fully justified and necessary. And at the end of the listening the ascent of the title ends up alluding not to a form of fatigue, but rather to a motion of continuous and sure ascent. Only note: the ugly cover; but don't be fooled, the record really deserves.
Piergorgo Pardo