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The Artificial Sea

Unwritten

https://www.inkoma.com/k/3070

(10tx CD, 36'38'' - Third Person rec 2010)

 | pall youhideme
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Three years after City Island, - and since then, one of my favorites in my records collection, - the couple Simone/Smith is back with Unwritten, - ten new songs of soothing elegance and disarming ambients.
Pop delicacy conciliated with magnetic buzzing electronica, mostly drumless, - where The Gift - more than others - is a simple fragile/nude song, fragile as well as touching, - able, with a few minimal sounds and Alina's passionate vocals, of soaring in the air, while Arm's Length represents the band's trademark for perfect seductively instrumental interludes.
Romantic loves and pain for love run along tracks such as Baited Breath, Hey Child, Kaleidoscope (lovely crafted with placid cello sounds and electric guitar riffs), - and now and then Kevin Smith shows off his measured addiction to signals/glitch music and sampled noises - while there's a little of Björk, Beth Gibbons, Shannon Wright, Emilie Molin in Alina Simone's talent, - all coordinates to try to describe the melancholic power of Her voice, - a poignant and yearning desire/vehichle of chatarsis for the listener (Sea Drive): the two, together, give shape to mellow and lenitive tunes, perfect to heal up your wounds, or make you feel happy they're still open, so that someone can lick them for you.
Sounds here.

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Tre anni dopo City Island, - e da allora tra i preferiti della mia collezione di dischi, - la coppia Simone/Smith ritorna con Unwritten, - dieci nuovi pezzi di calma eleganza e ambienti spesso disarmanti.
Delicatezza pop conciliata con magnetica elettronica ronzante, per lo più senza percussioni, - dove The Gift si staglia fra le altre per la sua natura nuda e fragile, fragile quanto toccante, - capace con un pochi suoni minimali e la voce struggente di Alina di elevarsi ad un metro da terra, - mentre Arm's Length rappresenta meglio il dono per la scrittura di seducenti interludi strumentali.
Amori romantici e dolori d'amore corrono lungo tracce quali Baited Breath, Hey Child, Kaleidoscope (amabilmente laccate di suoni di cello e riff di chitarra), e qua e là Kevin Smith sciorina la sua misurata dipendenza per glitch music e suoni campionati. Poi c'è il talento di Alina Simone, nel potere malinconico della sua voce c'è un pò di Björk, Beth Gibbons, Shannon Wright, Emilie Molin, che si traduce in uno struggente desiderio di catarsi per l'ascoltatore (Sea Drive): Lui e Lei, insieme, danno forma a delle melodie melliflue e lenitive, perfette per cicatrizzare le ferite, o farVi sentire felici che siano ancora aperte cosí che qualcuno le possa leccare per Voi.
Un paio di mp3 qui.

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