[reviews] afe127cd
andrea marutti & fausto balbo: detrimental dialogue

wonderful wooden reasons []
website, u.k., february 2011

From the liner notes this is apparently the first collaboration between long time friends who really should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for leaving it so long and should be promising to do this again very soon.

Why am I laying this guilt on them? Because this is bloody wonderful that's why! Magical, transformative and downright spacey synth works melding sci-fi tonalities with cyborg melodies that encase ones sensibilities in an electrostatic prism of transcendental sonorities.

From it's opening cosmic (or should that be kosmiche) beginnings "Detrimental Dialogue" expands continuously always with an eye on the distant horizon before finally erupting into an apocalyptic finale of punishing brutality and enervating intensity that leaves me utterly breathless every time.

Utterly marvellous. I truly hope they do this again soon.

[Ian Holloway]