venerdì 30 aprile 2010

3/4HadBeenEliminated - "Theology"

Experimental group 3/4HadBeenEliminated originate from Bologna, Italy, having been operational first as a trio and later as a quartet, recording for labels like Bowindo and Hapna. Theology is released simultaneously with the LP The Religious Experience, presenting two separate albums under a similar conceptual banner. In musical terms, Theology takes the form of a two-part excursion into electroacoustic improvisation, 'I Am Daughter' travels between splurges of acousmatic clanking and manipulated recordings and musty piano and vocal drifts. It's a hypnotic, thoroughly engaging half-hour that feels oddly very soulful for all its experimentation. The second piece tends to be a little more abstract, scuttling between jarring noise exchanges, near-silent instrumental interludes and all-round uneasiness. This is strange stuff, but the album's jam-packed with ideas, even supplying moments of outright beauty.


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