Garden Wall - The Seduction Of Madness

Year of Release: 1995
Label: WMMS / Music Is Intelligence
Catalog Number: WMMS 080
Format: CD
Total Time: 55:54:00

Album fronted by the Italian Peter Hammill: Alessandro Seravalle. "Horizon Of Events" begins with some weird lyrics backed by a very aggressive guitar and drum wall-of-sound. In fact drummer Camillo Colleluori fits the bill perfectly as he remains progressive in the true sense of the word whilst he plays in the best grunge-like tradition. This guy could even be a member of Pearl Jam!

Weird sounds fill "W8less" another dark story in which murder once again is the topic of the day. Biting synths fill this song full of aggression and hate. "Noia" then again is virtually classical what with the subtle use of grand piano making this a standout track. Typically Italian humour or ignorance? Fact is that you can read the name of the author underneath two ... instrumentals! They'll do anything they can to be original these Italians! From waltzlike structures in "Le Chateau Fou" down to funky patterns in "All The Best Years," Garden Wall has created its best album with this magnificent, unpredictable masterpiece. The energy which is contained on this disc reflects the musical power of this band : recommended for all lovers of real complex music.

Horizon Of Events (6:05) / Taenia (4:45) / W8less (6:49) / Noia (5:53) / Strange Appetites (Pornopazzia) (4:54) / Le Ch?teau Fou (6:08) / All The Best Years (My Top Ten) (3:21) / The Doll (8:27) / Blurp (1:46) / Sedation (Of Madness) (7:51)

Mauro Olivo - keyboards, piano, flute
Fabrizio Zidarich - 6-string bass, 5-string fretless bass
Alessandro Seravalle - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Camillo Colleluori - drums

Principium (1993)
Path Of Dreams (1994)
The Seduction Of Madness (1995)
Chimica (1997)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin IT

Added: May 8th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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