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Trees Take Life

Let Children Be Children Again

https://www.inkoma.com/k/2682

(5tx CD, 22'o6'' - self-prod. 'o9)

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Folk giocattoloso, sperimentalismi vocali ed ambientali, elettronica domestica. Queste sono le coordinate di base del viaggio da poco intrapreso da Mina e Martina, da Roma, con il loro breve ma piacevole lavoro di debutto Let Children Be Children Again: cinque tracce continuamente in bilico tra la dimensione strumentale /sperimentale e quella più pop-oriented.
Le due donzelle armate di glockenspiel, groovebox, piano e chitarra acustica danno fondo ad un background musicale costellato da nomi come Air (le armonie di Submarine), gli ultimissimi Mùm (i limpidi arpeggi di Celtic Thoughts) e rimandi avant a là Laurie Anderson (gli incastri di voci in Submarine).
Cinque quadretti elettroacustici che donano freschezza e bucolica armonia, ma che ogni tanto pagano qualche ingenuità, soprattutto nelle parti in cui il cantato guadagna spazio all'interno della composizione.
Nonostante ciò, Let Children Be Children Again è sicuramente una buona occasione per fare il punto e calibrare nuove traiettorie per voli da spiccare in completa solitudine.

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Playful folk, ambient and vocal experiments, homemade electronic music. These are the primal coordinates for this adventure recently undertaken by Mina e Martina, from Rome, Italy, - with their brief but not less pleasant debut work Let Children Be Children Again: five tracks always swinging between an instrumental/experimental dimension and a more pop-oriented side.
These two damsels, glockenspiel armed, plus groovebox, piano and acoustic guitar, go along a music background, under a constellation of names such as Air (the harmonies in Submarine), latest Mùm (Celtic Thoughts' limpid arpeggio) and avant referencies à là Laurie Anderson (the voices crossing in Submarine).
Five electro-acoustic portraits, strong of freshness and bucolic balance, but which, now and then, pay a tribute to a certain girlish naivety, especially in those episodes where vocals are to the fore.
Notwithstanding that, Let Children Be Children Again is for sure a good chance to make the point, and balance new flight paths, to take to the way for the sky, in a complete solitude.

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