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WD-41+2 Temi Per Cinema

Review by Gary Hill

I’m not a big fan of Rock In Opposition music. It’s too freeform and “weird” for my tastes. Well, this comes pretty close. It has a great jazz element to it, though, and much of the music is close enough to space rock to make it worthwhile. I’m not saying it’s really my thing, but it will certainly appeal to fans of RIO.

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Track by Track Review

This is spacey music, like some big jazz orchestra gradually coalescing into some sort of weird mix of sounds. It’s not exactly RIO, but it’s not that far from it. It turns rather psychedelic later.

In some ways this is similar to the opener. It’s very much free form, spacey music. It’s not jarring or disquieting, but it’s also not easy listening, either.
Even more spacey, this one has a lot of ambience, but weird effects, too. Bass solos in the background nicely. This one gets pretty strange later as the guitar solos over the top in seemingly random patterns.
Spacey jazz stylings makes up this cool track. The saxophone drives a lot of this, but in many ways it’s not all that different from much of the rest of the music here. It gets into a driving percussion dominated movement, too.
This is a noisy, yet spacey cut that is a definite piece of ambient weirdness.
At less than two and a half minutes in length, this is the shortest cut on show here. It’s also pretty odd and random in texture.
They don’t change the map too dramatically here, but this is a bit jazzier in some ways. It takes on more real melody later, but still remains spacey and strange.
Here we get more airy, open feeling, jazzy space music. It gets pretty noisy at times. They take it to a more guitar oriented section later in the cut.
This is ambient and weird. It’s pretty and spacey, too. It gets very dissonant and almost frightening later.

There is a bit of a King Crimson kind of vibe here at times. The guitar soloing on this is very free form. It’s definitely one of the most RIO cuts on show.

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