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andrea marutti & fausto balbo: detrimental dialogue

babysue []
webzine, usa,
november 2010

An intriguing collaboration created by Italian experimental artists Andrea Marutti and Fausto Balbo. The folks at Italy's Boring Machines label already had our attention because of some of the odd, obtuse releases they've been sending our way.

"Detrimental Dialogue" is certainly the strangest and least commercial album we've heard on this peculiar small label. Marutti and Balbo don't make music that fits into any traditional format. The compositions on this album aren't necessarily musical or melodic... they're more like experiments with sound and technology.

The album is presented in four lengthy sections: "Winter", "Indulge Me", "Set-Back" and "Troubled Elephant". Strangely different and decidedly otherworldly... this album will most likely only appeal to a very select and eclectic group of listeners. Features great artwork reminiscent of some of the more elusive underground U.S. comic artists in the 1990s.

We love it. Top pick.