Tuesday 10 December 2013
Maina. Pepe - Il Santo dell'Arca e del Crauto (2011)
The twentieth or so album from this Italian solo artist.
New age and electronic music, it is. Or to use his own words; ambient light prog music. A label I think is spot on. This album reminds me a lot about Jean Michel Jarre's adventures in China and the double concert album that followed. Il Santo dell'Arca e del Crauto feels like a journey into China.
The music is performed with flutes and electronics. That includes a lot of samples. This album is over one hour long. It is so ambient that I have to strain my ears and turn up the volume to get what is going on here. That is never a good sign in my book.
Frankly, I am no fan of ambient music and this is not an album I enjoy at all. It is a matter of opinions and this is an album I would label as Avoid It. As simple as that. Fans of ambient light prog music is free to disagree with me.