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Theatre Music for Human Beings

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Theatre Music for Human Beings is John Reed, aka Simone Secci, and Simone Secci is a sound-man of genius.
From Rome, Italy, for years He played drums for Tocqueville, one more hidden gem from the local indie treasury, - this release, limited to 30 (30!) handmade copies, is His first solo EP, featuring a genuine addiction to lo-fi, shy melodies, cheaply recorded. But You know, when Music speaks by itself, when it's such so strong, so what of clicks and hisses. DIY's rule.
Think Daniel Johnston, Brian Harnetty & Bonnie "Prince" Billy, or, more locally, Bob Corn, with a slight psychedelic off-road path. Emotionally on.
Mr Reed plays vocals, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, folk guitar, glockenspiel, drums and percussions, disorderly, - one man orchestra, Theatre Music for Human Beings is like a merry-go-round of dusty tunes, He blows the dust off the instruments and it comes the magic.
Out-of-tune like a drunk man moving along a straight line, - here it comes the carousel In the cave, as well the morning hangover of Daydream Blues, Blu's intimacy, and the final hate-song I Hope You Drown.
Lights are low, You understand You can't never get rid of that old couch clashing with the room's careful balance.

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Theatre Music for Human Beings è John Reed, aka Simone Secci, e Simone Secci è un uomo di genio musicale.
Da Roma, per anni a picchiare le pelli dei Tocqueville, altra gemma segreta della locale tesoreria indie, - questo disco, limitato a 30 (sí, 30!) copie confezionate a mano, rappresenta il di Lui debutto, un EP di genuina dipendenza da lo-fi, timide melodie, registrate in economia casalinga. Ma sapete, quando la Musica parla da sè, ha una forza tale che fruscii e click sono l'ultima cosa che può scalfirne la figura. Regola DIY.
Pensate a Daniel Johnston, Brian Harnetty & Bonnie "Prince" Billy, o, senza andare troppo lontano, Bob Corn, - con un leggero percorso psichedelico fuori strada. Il tutto molto emozionale.
Mr Reed canta, suona il banjo, ukulele, armonica a bocca, chitarra folk, glockenspiel, batteria e percussioni, - disordinatamente, insomma, una one-man orchestra, - Theatre Music for Human Beings è come un carosello di motivi polverosi, Lui soffia via la polvere dagli strumenti e ne esce magia.
Strumenti non accordati come un ubriaco che cerca di camminare lungo una linea retta, - ecco la giostra di In the Cave, o il dopo sbornia mattutino di Daydream Blues, l'intimità di Blu, e la finale hate-song I Hope You Drown.
Le luci sono basse, e Voi vi rendete conto che non ce la farete mai a sbarazzarVi di quella vecchia poltrona che stona completamente con l'equilibrio ben curato della stanza.

PS. do not miss this Psychedelic Furs' cover of All that Money Wants.

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