Saturday 20 December 2014

Ianva - La Mano Di Gloria (2012)

The third album from this very unusual Italian band.

They are very unusual because their music is not based on rock and pop. It is entirely based on 1930s folk and theatre music. The likes of Edit Piaff springs to mind. Ianva also delivers fiery music with a lot of angry passion and fire. Hellfire, that is. That is what they have done on all their releases.

Ianva use acoustic guitars, trumpets, bass, piano and drums in their music. That and some fiery male and female vocals.

It is my impression that their music has become a lot more gentle and melody focused on this album. Gone is the hellfire..... mostly gone. There are some very good melodies here and the album is the right step forward. Fans of Ianva will still find an album they will love. This is a very good album in my ears from an oddball unique band.

3.5 points

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