Andrea Laudante – Banat Banat Ban Jai (Album – KrysaliSound)

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Genre/Influences: Experimental, abstract, cinematographic.

Format: Digital, CDR.

Background/Info: “Banat Banat Ban Jai” is the debut album of Italian composer (and multi-instrumentalist) Andrea Laudante. His album is meant as a kind of ‘diary through sound and listening, as a form of meditation’.

Content: This work makes me think of a sound collage made by multiple sounds and noises. Acoustic instruments and sound manipulations both create an abstract sonic puzzle. Piano play brings a kind of recognizable element to the experiment. I also notice one cut (featuring Francesco Di Cristofaro) featuring the magic sound of a duduk and bansuri creating a kind of ritual sphere.

+ + + : The aforementioned cut (cf. “From Benares To Yeravan”) featuring duduk and bansuri played by Francesco Di Cristofaro has something different from the rest of the tracklist. It sounds more mysterious and I like this enigmatic atmosphere. Another attention grabber is the somewhat early industrial-reminding “Maeshwara”. Piano is an essential aspect of this album, which sometimes inject a melancholic touch, but also an artistic input.

– – – : This is the kind of album that will catch the attention of a restricted number of listeners. It’s a very experimental work, which is hardly accessible.

Conclusion: This work is meant as a kind of meditation, which I can imagine will work for some people, but not for wider masses.

Best songs: “From Benares To Yeravan”, “Maeshwara”.

Rate: (6).


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