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Artist: Ass-Olo (@)
Title: La pinacoteca invisibile e altre schifezze
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: self-released
Rated: *****
Do you know what "easy listening is"? Well, Ass-Olo not. This is a project by Madrasko of Barbarian Pipe Band, and this is something that I would not define "entertaining". I have a wide concept of that, to me even Masonna is entertaining because it has some organicity, it has a mood, it has aggression, it has headache. I don't mean that Ass-Olo has nothing, it actually has too much! The 10 compositions follow the path of a dadaist collage, spoken vocal parts (sampled and not), noises and oscillations coming from digital and analogic machines, classical music samples, some occasional deep rhythm beats (usually stopping before you can get used to them), concrete music'¦ all mixed together not randomly I guess but "dadaistically" at least. I have the feeling that sometimes samples and layers are kinda stuck on the rest like some "Post-It" sheets and not really blent in the composition, it's like windows opening suddenly and then closing. The tracks I like more, and it's not a case, are "EsEmpire" and "HoMe", though a bit flat they succeed in creating an atmosphere because they take the time to do it. I expect better stuff in the future.



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