11-06-2021, 04:27 PM
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Re: 2021 Work in Progress..ive
Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill
This time the track I chose belongs to a fusion of
a group Isildurs Bane and Peter Hammill
2 totally different ways of interpreting music but following their meeting
they managed to create a very captivating and sometimes hypnotic
sound from art pop and prog to neoclassical and avant-garde all held
together by one of the most singular and influential voices
of the prog music… Peter Hammill… always open to experimentation
and returned to the high levels reached in the first
Van Der Graff Generator albums….
"Pawn Hearts", "Still Life" and "Godbluff" albums
After the first experience resulted in the realization
of the excellent "in Amazonia"
Isildurs Bane and Peter Hammill continue the collaboration by making an equally interesting album "IN DISEQUILIBRIUM"
made in 2 suites, one of 3 tracks and the other of 4 tracks
I took an excerpt from the album review
from Isildurs Bane's facebook page
and is edited by From Zachary Nathanson's review
This is another challenge from the ensemble.
It is one of the most surreal, wackiest, and insane releases I’ve
listened to. There’s this crossover between ambient music,
Frank Zappa, elements of the Rock in Opposition movement
that blends well with the insane textures of both Gentle Giant
and Goblin. And to be allowed to have King Crimson drummer
Pat Mastelotto to lend a helping hand with the ensemble,
it shows that Isildurs Bane are more than just a band, but
a family helping others to bring In Disequilibrium to life.
The challenges inside the group’s labyrinth, just got even bigger!
From the opening 3-part title-track, it is like a movie being brought to life.
You can hear elements of ‘The Sleepwalkers’ thrown in along with
the xylophones channeling the midsection of ‘Peaches En Regalia’
from the Hot Rats period. Mats Johansson is like a conductor
giving his bandmates and Peter directions on where he wants
them to go.
He has given each of the members, a lot of machine gun ammunitions
to create these rapid firing textures. I can hear both Hällkvist and
Croné doing these chase segments for Hammill to catch up to those
insane time signatures to create this alternate score for Robert
Clampett’s Bugs Bunny short from 1943, Falling Hare.
Then, Johansson and Katrine Amsler share this futuristic temperature
rising for Hammill’s voice to come in at the right moment. It’s one
of those crazy and wackiest sequences that visions the ensemble
and Hammill transforming the second half into a chaotic groove!
The third and final section of the title-track takes us into the heart
of the jungle channeling Peter Gabriel’s score to Martin Scorsese’s
controversial classic,The Last Temptation of Christ. It gives us
a sign for revelations to come where we witness a renewal to
start new chapter in our daily lives.
But it isn’t just that, it’s a new beginning for them to press the
rewind button and start all over. Peter lets listeners know that there’s
light at the end of the tunnel. And the big bright lights on the
arrangements gives the ensemble enough rope to reach towards
the surface and seeing the sunlight again.
The four-part suite ‘Gently (Step by Step) closes the album.
It becomes a calm after the storm with its piano, synthesizers,
and xylophone setting up the empty ghost town of the dystopian
wasteland that people are finally getting out of. You can almost feel
a pin drop as the ghost-like vocals fill the city with Eagles soaring
through the sky moving away from the nightmarish landscapes into
a field of dreams.
You can hear aspects of Peter’s solo work from The Silent Corner
and the Empty Stage thrown into the mix. The symphonic structures
along with its mournful organ work, Luca Calabrese’s trumpet echoes
the funeral arrangements while Liesbeth’s violin sends the last rite to
the city that once was beautiful, now a pile of rubble.
Once you get to the third section, it becomes this epic ambient
voyage that carries bits and pieces of Popol Vuh’s Aguirre as the
survivors are sailing into unknown lands. Peter then gives a sermon
to the fallen heroes inside his church as the musicians help
churchgoers bring joy and happiness in their lives.
They also have to understand that while they’ll never forget what
has happened, it will be a part of their history that we will the next
generation in the years to come, not to make the same mistakes again
and again. In Disequilibrium is another welcoming return for the
collaboration of Isildurs Bane’s partnership with Peter Hammill.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, it is beautiful, sinister, epic, and
unexpected changes that will make your mind blown away.
Yes it may not be everyone’s cup of coffee per se, but it is
like a stick of dynamite ready to explode at any second.
2021 Work in Progress..ive
These are my best tracks of 2021
Track Title-Group or Artist-Album
The Pilgrim Suite -Andrew Stone-The Pilgrim
Discworld - Projector - Glass Kites -Glass Kites II
The Trial of the King - Chromatic Aberration -The Trial of the King
4Th Dimension - ProAge-Wymiar
Colorbox-Raven Sad-The Leaf And The Wing
Bit By Bit-Syrinx Call-Mirrorneuron
Power Trip Career Aspirations-Lucas Lee -Sindrome De Estocolmo
The Darkness in the Light-Transatlantic-The Absolute Universe: Forevermore
Soul_Of_Hundred_Lives-Inner Prospekt-Canvas Two
Flare_2-Richard_Barbieri-Under a Spell
Cosmic Krautrock-Stephan Thelen-Fractal Guitar 2
Rite_Of_Accession-Elephant9-Arrival Of The New Elders
In Discipline And With Love-Kerrs Pink-Presence Of Life
Marcha_De_Sonidos_Parte_2-Black Expression-Regreso A Casa
Alice_Krige_Parts_1_and_2-Heard Of Istinct-Unravel
Sailing_To_Byzantium-Nad Sylvan-Spiritus Mundi
Halo_Drive-Corrado Rustici -Interfulgent
Tiresias-Noisy Diners-The Princess of the Allen Key
Alice-The Mad Lab-Design of Experiments
The Real History Of Tom Wheel, Pt. 1 (The Curse)
-Fabricio Pipini(feat.Platinum)-Phantasicah (A Dreamer's Tale)
Walk_Away-Bernardo Lanzetti-Horizontal Rain
Broken Windows-Zygon-Earth And Sky
The Ascent-The Emerald Down-To Touch The Sky
Connecting_The_Dots-Confusion Field -Disconnection Complete
Day_And_Age-Frost* -Day And Age
Winter-Resistor -The 5th Season
Book Of Coming Forth By Day-Blacksmith Tales-The Dark Presence
Iron John-The Samurai Of Prog -The Lady And The Lion And Other Grimm Tales
Go Viral-Sylvan-One to Zero
Room 101-Karmamoi-Room 101
Hidden Land-Daniel Eliseev Project -Lost Humanity
Apollo-Big Big Train - Common Ground
Dissolution-Smalltape -THE HUNGRY HEART
Dark World-Metamorphosis-I'm Not A Hero
White Ghosts-Alessandro Corvaglia-Out Of The Gate
Beyond the Years-The Neal Morse Band -Innocence & Danger
Shanghai_to_Samarkand-Steve Hackett -Surrender Of Silence
The_Cashectomy-Benjamin Croft -Far And Distant Things
Red-The Watch-The Art of Bleeding
In Disequilibrium, part 3-Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill-In Disequilibrium
.... here the youtube version of the track
Last edited by nicola : 11-24-2021 at 10:15 AM.