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Asofy : Lento procedere prima del sonno

The album starts smoothly: delicate and deconstructed music, sparkling cymbals and light drums, atonal droning bass in the background, clear arpeggios... and a suffocating agonizing voice of a desperate man certainly suffering from an incurable disease.

Strange and unsettling is the kind of Doom that Asofy composes. It's Post-Rockish, laid back, a bit lethargic and dark, gloomy and a bit frightening as well. The textures are original.

Mostly instrumental, the album can come across as a 'what if?' exercise: What if we stretch, throughout a whole album, the same disincarnated mood, warm and bleak, dreamy, cottony and dark at the same time? That's the bet Asofy has taken. It works for me; it won’t for others: there are no momentums, no blasts, no or little rhythmic changes in fact. The flow can accelerate a bit, the pace happens to become more thunderous, but it won't last. Asofy's musical world roams a metaphysical desert where thoughts collide in slow motion, bogged down in apathy. That's a nice try. Taking into account the awesome packaging – as usual with Trazerouno, I can only recommend this album as a treat.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
I. esterno
II. interno
III. percorso

∞. infinito

Duration : Approx. 33 minutes.

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Reviewed on 07-07-2009 by Bertrand marchal
Hate Your Guts Records
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