Parallel Worlds wrote:Alio Die | Parallel Worlds - Circo Divino (HSL055) CD and Vinyl:
a great review (in Italian)
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another great review:
"On 'Circo Divino' the Greek Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) and Italian Stefano Musso - who we know better then Alio Die - takes us on a journey through a clash of cultures. Whereas we know Alio Die mostly from his ethnic etherial ambient soundscapes, the two decided on incorporating those sounds with the modular synthetic sounds for which Bakis Sirros is know.
Pictures of the journey are depicted in six tracks where you travel from Greece to Italy in under an hour, or maybe it's a journey from an Arabian sunset to the factory outside town.
This one is quite hard to describe: In ethnic ambient there are just a few names which are way on top of everyone else, and Stefano Musso is one of them. And even though I hadn't heard his name before, my peers guarentee me that Bakis Sirros is an absolute master when it comes to modulair synthesis.
The album as a whole is very good, albeit in the genre of ethnic ritual ambience. For my personal taste the electronic sounds either got lost in the mix (which would be a shame) or they sound so amazingly organic that I can't tell the difference.
The grading would be 70 in the first case, 90 in the latter. For now 80 / 100 will emphasize it's class."
rating 8 out of 10.
FYI: only 10 cd's are left in my stock.
after these are gone, you'll only be able to buy Vinyl from me.