Genre/Influences: Dark-ambient, soundscape, cinematographic.
Background/Info: Italian artist Roberto Galati has already been active for a couple of years now. He released a few number of albums, “Fragility”, being his newest exposure and the second work released by Databloem.
Content: I honestly never heard of Galati before and discovered a sound, which is moving in between pure cinematographic music and dark-ambient. The sphere has something prosper and relaxing, but also featuring hostile passages accentuating a mysterious touch, which is progressively emerging at the surface. The work seems to be inspired by a voyage of Roberto Galati in Afghanistan, which you can discover in the pictures of the digipak.
+ + + : “Fragility” is an appropriated title for a kind of inner reflection. Galati creates an ambient music universe filled with serenity, but also mixed with a mysterious, anguishing side. The progression of the songs –especially “Few Days In Sarhad-e-Broghil” is absolutely impressive. The writing is filled with little details and effects. Icy sound treatments together with hypnotic guitar effects are leading the listener into a contemplative state. I also have to say a word about the artistic digipak format of this album.
– – – : The tracks are somewhat similar; there’s not a lot of diversity, but that’s rather characteristic for this kind of music.
Conclusion: This is a fascinating work, which moves in between relaxing- and chilling passages.
Best songs: “Few Days In Sarhad-e-Broghil”, “Irshad Uween”, “Kohe Hevad”.
Artist: www.galatimusic.com /