Monday, September 28, 2020
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Artist: Bi Nostalgia
Title: Clear And Not Clear
Format: CDx2 (double CD)
Label: Oltre La Nebbia Il Mare (@)
Rated: *****
Bi Nostalgia was the solo musical project of Luca Rigato, already member of Endless Nostalgia. With this project he explored his intimate side composing synth electronic songs based on tiny synth sounds and mellow atmospheres. As for Endless Nostalgia, Oltre La Nebbia Il Mare is bringing to the attention of the lovers of electronic sounds a double CD compilation that contains 36 tracks coming from tapes released from 1984 to 1987 for Luca's label, The League Of The Gloomers, plus one unreleased track recorded in 2005. In balance from pop and ambient (check the tracks of the second album which could remember a bit some Wim Mertens atmospheres), Luca Rigato created a soundscape of its own which is capable to make you focus on the music. There's no way you could use these tracks, even if they are sounding discreet, as background, as they demand attention. When I listened to "Dance of the Pessimism", "The act of killing himself" or "The Seeping Mouth" it's like I was feeling myself locked into an imaginary room. I have to admit that I'm more into catchy melodic synth songs or into experiments between electronic and pop (like Philip Glass did on his album "Songs From Liquid Days"), so the second CD of this compilation has been hard to listen to all in a row but you feel that Bi Nostalgia is a project coming from the heart. This is your chance to check a massive amount of Bi Nostalgia tracks that have been remastered and selected from "Anthems for Losers", "Dances of the Pessimism", "The Seeping Mouth', 'Cathedrals EP","Art Is Not Much" and "Philokalia" for the price of a single album. A bargain!


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