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Monday, August 31, 2015

Alessio Premoli - Even Silence Has Gone

Alessio Premoli is a guitarist and producer from Milan that has released three albums so far in his pocket. This year he has released his new album in which it's his third, entitled Even Silence Has Gone. This is a very interesting and yet absorbing instrumental album Alessio has released. It has this mixture between Ambient, Folk, Post-Rock with an essence that is Dark, Melodic, and Cavernous sounds that makes you feel as if a pin dropped out of nowhere.

There are ten compositions on the album. Nine of them as I’ve mentioned are instrumental and one song with vocals. The music on Even Silence Has Gone brings the sounds of Amon Duul II, Ennio Morricone, early Floyd, and Ash Ra Tempel. I could imagine him recording some of the pieces for a David Lynch film in the mid 1970s or Alejandro Jodoroswky picture to fit the atmosphere of the music.

Alessio’s music makes you feel that you are inside a person’s dream and imaging what they are going through. And he hits those moments one by one. Pieces like; Untitled #1 brings the spooky and haunting touches of Syd Barrett and the Spaghetti Western scores of the Man with No Name trilogy into an interesting combination as if you can imagine Clint Eastwood’s character arriving out of nowhere looking gruff in his late ‘60s/early ‘70s, tired as hell, but he is ready for one last showdown. And this time he would be the last one standing.

Painted Desert brings the eerie flavors in for a nightmarish ambient essence as Alessio brings the tension on his guitar as he adds the jazz and flamenco influences in there to make you feel that you are isolated in sandy desert in the hottest part of the day for survival and to keep yourself hydrated. He goes into the driven tempos on the energetic Three Lines before going into the styles of David Gilmour’s guitar playing with an echoing effect on Old Tjikko while heading into the Krautrock voyages on the Shipwrecks in your Eyes.

I imagine this track was recorded in 1972-73 and you can imagine both Amon Duul II and the Atom Heart Mother-era of Pink Floyd had collaborated together on this composition bringing not just the scariness, the imagination of seeing the ships going down five fathoms below with no chance of survival. And the music on here captures the moment and it is nailed very emotional and moody.

This is my third time listening to Alessio Premoli’s third album. He’s very passionate on his music and where he wants to take the listener to the visions and the minds he has in his brainstorming ideas to go along with him. All in all, it is the soundtrack inside your head filled with cavernous beauty and the genres of not just prog-rock, but the ambiance, the folksiness, and the post-rock jazz world will soon take note.

1 comment:

Alessio Premoli said...

Hi Zachary,
thanks for the great and in-depth review!

For all those who are interested in listening to the album they can find it on my BandCamp Page!