Enrico Coniglio Feat. Manuel P. Cecchinato / Massimo Liverani "Sea Cathedrals" CD
The work of Enrico Coniglio is getting recognized more and more with each release and it's well-deserved. "Sea Cathedrals", on which he is teamed with Manuel P. Cecchinato and Massimo Liverani, is no exception. Manuel P. Cecchinato is new to me, but I remember well Massimo Liverani from outstanding tracks "Stalking Venice" and "ExistenZ Minimum" on Coniglio's "Areavirus: Topofonie Vol. 1". Apart from his previous releases on Psychonavigation and Velut Luna labels, which were by far more acoustic and eclectic, on "Sea Cathedrals" Enrico and his fellow musicians explore darker and drifting realms, dedicated to industrial area known as Porto Marghera, located on the mainland of Venice. So no surprise they have landed this time on Stefano Gentile's Silentes label.
The album opens with monumental title track "Sea Cathedrals". Blend of dark drones, on-site recordings and some vocals of Manuela Bruschini makes from this 20-minute track a pure gem, what a masterpiece!!! More please!!! "Sandbanks" keeps its tense mood, while being less drifting and more experimental, but amazing too! "Till" remains in the same terrain, but adds glitches/hiss to its drones. This one would easily fit also Aqua Dorsa project, another remarkable piece! Mysterious "The Lost Cargo" attracts with its bell sounds while the last 19-minute piece "Sylos" submerges us with its deep abyssal sounds timely spiced by singing bowls, a grandiose journey and perfect album closer!
"Sea Cathedrals" is another masterful sonic sculpture of Enrico Coniglio (and his guests) released during 2010, so watch out for this talented and potential Venetian composer!!!
Richard Gürtler (Jan 21, 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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