FLASHES: AQUARAMA / DUPLESSY & THE VIOLINS OF THE WORLD / EMINEM

Friday means releases, we get around three albums with very different atmospheres (some on the opposite side from others), just fresh out of the press. Flashes.

 TELESKOP – AQUARAMA

 

When we look at space through the lens of a telescope we can observe, when we’re lucky, some details of the infinitely great. Teleskop is exactly that. The Italian duo Aquarama zooms on a small part of our galaxy, reveals some of its funk, pop and jazz-like delicate musical details and yet the feelings of not seeing everything, not knowing everything, and accepting these feelings, are everywhere. From introduction Teleskop to the last track Moon Landing, we float with this idea.

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BROTHERS OF STRING – DUPLESSY & THE VIOLINS OF THE WORLD

 

So it is true: the world can be contained in a few strings. Brothers of String proves it. Sometimes with words, sometimes only carried by the instruments, Mathias Duplessy has the right people around him and we walk between the Far West, Gibraltar and China (Chinese Dumplings) wrapped in atmospheres neither classical, folk or cliché, but open, tender and welcoming, even sometimes touched by melancholia (Brothers in Arms). The beauty of this album is its diversity. And within it, a beautiful homogeneity reassures and calms us. Bravo.

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MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY – EMINEM 

 

We get into a realist horror film just with the intro of Music To Be Murdered By. Eminem digs a worrying and angsty ambience. Exactly what we feel when we read the news. His flow is, of course, flawless and the rapper gets some nice collaborations with Young M.A, Ed Sheeran and Skylar Grey. But it is mostly Alfred (yeah, Hitchcock) who adds a little something to the horrific atmosphere of the (as expected) controversial album (Unaccommodating). Darkness is, despite anything, a favourite, politic and marks the right middle of this hour-long opus.

Now Playing:

Moon Landing – Aquarama

Chicken Del – Duplessy & The Violins of the World

Darkness – Eminem


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