This Italian quintet -- led by Bar La Muerte label owner Bruno Dorella -- has been inspired by one of their country's more famous musical exports, Ennio Morricone. All five tracks on this instrumental EP are cinematically evocative, possessed of the same illustrative effectiveness as much of Morricone's work. Yet the influence of post-rock and the use of stark instrumentation (guitar, sax, accordion, bass, drums) means that those grandiose ideas are presented in a quiet, organic context. Thus, the songs (two of which are solo guitar pieces by Dorella) sound more like a mournful clash between the Dirty Three and Taraf de Haidouks -- the merging of dirge-rock and gypsy chic. It's effective and bodes well for the group's future endeavors.
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