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Artist: DER BLAUE REITER
Title: Nuclear Sun (Chronicle of a nuclear disaster)
Format: CD
Label: Ars Musica Diffundere (@)
Rated: *****
Divided into four main chapters ("Prologue", "The disaster", "The ghost city" and "The heroes of humanity") for a total of ten tracks, NUCLEAR SUN is new the album by Der Blaue Reiter. Based on Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, NUCLEAR SUN is a concept album that sees the duo mixing classical music (they used interludes by Albinoni and Satie), industrial sounds and martial electronic neo-folk. The album offers different kind of atmospheres: we have songs with mellow melodies as "The last days of Pripiath", "Walking to the abyss" and "The liquidators" (with upfront melancholic string orchestral sounds) as well as tense dark militaristic songs characterized by male/female duets or classical melancholic instrumental tracks. This alternation of genres make the album sounds fresh and for sure this will allow Der Blaue Reiter getting new fans

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