Genre/Influences: Dark-Wave, Post-Punk.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: The name of the band is French but Les Longs Adieux is an Italian formation which already self-released a few productions. They this year strike back with the new album “Piccolo Dizionario Di Parole Fraintese” featuring eight songs.
Content: The work takes off in the purest Dark-Wave / Post-Punk style revealing solid 80s driven guitar playing with electronic sound treatments on top. All vocals have been sung in Italian. Quite progressively the work features more electronic melodies becoming carrying during the choruses while the vocals are filled with passion.
+ + + : The guitar playing makes the power and splendor of the work; it clearly injects Dark-Wave nostalgia from the 80s. The last part of the work exposes a cool balance between guitar and electronic melodies resulting in noticeable choruses.
– – – : I don’t have anything against Italian vocals but English would probably catch a wider audience especially as this band has a true potential. I regret the album only features 8 songs;
Conclusion: Good-old Dark-Wave with an Italian touch.
Best songs: “Amarcord”, “Contrary Mary”, “Goccia Dopo Goccia”.
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