Abiogenesi - Il Giocoscuro

Year of Release: 1996
Label: Black Widow
Catalog Number: BRWCD 018-02
Format: CD
Total Time: 45:36:00

This is the perfect follow-up to the band?s self titled debut. The subjects that are of interest to the Abiogenesi members are almost identical to those of Devil Doll, yet from a musical point of view you can expect something rather different. The title song ?Il Giocoscuro? opens the album and is also the big epic with its 23-minute playing time, attaching itself to various styles like ivy on the walls. Acoustic guitars change places with Hammond sounds, heavy parts take turns with folky intervals topped by the somewhat "hard" Italian voice of leader Toni d?Urso. Contrary to most BWR releases, this album is not so "dark" and even gives us the opportunity to introduce names such as Cressida and Gracious to compare the music. In some of the other songs, the interaction between guitar and keyboards is fully exploited, emphasizing the Leslie sounds of the Hammond such as in the pscychedelic solo on ?Sul Margine Del Bosco La Morte Librava La Sua Falce." The song ?Notte Da Urlare? which is dedicated to Toni d?Urso?s father, could also have been featured on an early Paole Conte album because of the inclusion of accordion. The album closes with two instrumentals: the short ?Lunipieno? solely played on acoustic guitar, and the modern, blues oriented "mass" ?Golem."

Il Giocoscuro (22:50) / Sul Margine Del Bosco La Morte Librava La Sua Falce (8:07) / Notte Da Urlare (3:24) / Lunipieno (1:15) / Golem (10:00)

Sandro Immacolato - drums
Roberto Piccolo - bass
Patrick Menegaldo - keyboards, Hammond
Toni D?Urso - vocals, guitar, tapes

Abiogenesi (199?)
Il Giocoscuro (1996)

Genre: Other

Origin IT

Added: February 5th 2005
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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