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The Drift

Memory Drawings

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(7tx CD, 55'35'' – Temporary Residence ltd ‘o8)

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Sarebbe estremamente facile parlare di Memory Drawings se ci attenesse alla forma. Ma con questo disco (il loro secondo dopo Noumena del 2005, sempre su Temporary Residence) i The Drift sembrano voler mettere in chiaro le cose. Sebbene la materia di natura post-rock abbia dato vita, of course, ad un filone quanto mai abusato e manierista, ogni tanto capita di imbattersi in un gesto di spontaneo spostamento dei propri orizzonti. Il basso magmatico in forte tinta dub, l'ipnotico senso della dinamica psichedelica, la chitarra carica di riverberi a tratti elegiaca e, soprattutto, questa tromba in tinta jazz (chiaramente debitrice del Miles Davis del periodo elettrico) che dà calore e luce alle sette tracce del lavoro. In questo i The Drift sembrano aver trovato la chiave: mostrarsi capaci di fondere in un solo corpo anime diverse. In episodi come Uncanny Valley si intuiscono suggestioni afro nella trama, mentre in If Wishes Were Like Horses il discorso si fa evocativo e cinematico. Registrato interamente in analogico, Memory Drawings si fregia di suoni caldi ed impeccabili, alternando patterns più cerebrali a dilatazioni che manderebbero in sollucchero ogni amante di queste sonorità. Accattatevillo!
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The Drift - Memory Drawings (7tx CD, 55'35'' – Temporary Residence ltd ‘o8) - It would be extremely easy to talk about Memory Drawings if we get strictly to the genre itself. But with this release (after Noumena in 2005, always on Temporary Residence catalogue) The Drift seem to focus more on the matter. Although all things of post-rock nature had gave life, per certo, to an over-inflationed branch of poseur successors, sometimes it happens to cross in a manoeuvre of spontaneous u-turn from initial horizons. The magmatic bass, on strong dub shade, the hypnotic sense of psychedelic dynamics, - a guitar loaded with reverbs sometimes going even elegiac, and - overall - this trumpet so jazz (for sure in debt with Miles Davis' electric parenthesis) able to give feeling and light to the seven tracks of this work. That's where The Drift seem have found the key: They fuse diverse souls in a sole body. Episodes like Uncanny Valley allow to feel afro evocations throught the partiture, while in If Wishes Were Like Horses all plays cinematic and lyrical. Analogically recorded, Memory Drawings features warm and stainless sounds, alternating more cerebral parts to dilations that each fan of this kind of sonorities would love. Buy it!
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