Monday, 16 June 2014

Guapo - Elixirs (2008)



The seventh album from this English band.

Avant-Garde is what has made this band a household name in the small, but very lively avant-garde scene. Guapo is a duo, David Smith and Daniel O'Sullivan with hired musicians. Their musical expressions has varied a lot within the avant-garde genre.

On Elixirs, they have gone down the funeral avant-garde doom path. Everything here is dark and desolate. It is like observing an ashen covered landscape in motion. There are a lot of the sinister sound of Present and Univers Zero in their music too. The music is that dark.

The music is performed with keyboards, violin, viola, bass, percussions and some vocals. The vocals is there just to add cynicism to the sound.

The end result is an hour with some pretty good music. Well, good music. I am pretty comfortable with this music. Then again, this is not an album sparkling in greatness. It is still an album well worth checking out.

3 points

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