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daniele brusaschetto & benny braaten: db9

chain d.l.k. []
webzine, italy, april 2009

A short introduction is needed, since I'm not sure many of you know Daniele Brusaschetto, but the guy has been crossing different styles from quasi-pop album to Godfleshian releases to who knows what else, generally speaking his preferences went to heavy experimental releases of which his actual discography is full. His remix release in which OvO got completely reinterpreted is still hot on Blossoming Noise and if that's not a good reference tell me what more should I add then.

Benny Braaten is nothing but half of Origami Galaktika, therefore if you're thinking that's an odd pair, you're probably right. So we've an old school couple that during the years has kept evolving and crossing different styles but here their being old school emerges with such a prepotency I couldn't but mention it.

No second class sounds, and above all no insipid quasi-industrial, noise repetitions but we've four tracks that betray a style that's been growing thru many listenings of experimental heavy music meant in the most broad sense you can signify it. I could mention Coil, Zoviet France, Maurizio Bianchi, Nurse With Wound, and many others but there's no particular reference, judging from some of the sounds you have the impression these two musicians are coming from there.

You pass from the rough distant noises of the first two tracks to the obsessive bass frequency of the third one and then to the kraut-industrial closing chapter that makes you feel like the grey of the mid eighties is back for worse: "Everyday is like Sunday, Everyday is silent and grey", here it is!

[Andrea Ferraris]