Title - 'Samir'
Artist - il Paradiso Degli Orchi
For those not in the know, it is customary to say that the third album of a band constitutes a fundamental chapter within their artistic path and, in the case of il Paradiso degli Orchi, Samir is no exception.
In what is a mature recording that, in the words of the musicians themselves, "was born in Montreal, Canada, after an unforgettable night spent by the band in a strange pub in the suburbs surrounded by people in the grip of acids, double-breasted pimps, drug dealers, slot drunkards, and tables that are overturned, and embraced by the feeling that the evening will end badly, at a certain point here comes the talkative Samir."
"A Lebanese gentleman who works as an express courier, between serious speeches of real life and digressions to the limit of the absurdity of drones, revolutions, Neapolitan music and special cigarettes, the night ends with the promise to pay the title of the third album of il Paradiso Degli Orchi to their new friend."
Samir is a direct, powerful and intriguing album, twisted and unpredictable, passionate and modern, in which il Paradiso Degli Orchi mixes and reinvents, once again, its unique sound with a journey through prog, rock, pop, psychedelia, and even quotes Mediterranean and oriental atmospheres; which are the soundtrack to the thoughts of the protagonist.
Furthermore, Samir is also the result of a collective work, in which all six musicians of the group participated, creating something strongly personal and personal to give substance to the idea of il Paradiso Degli Orchi's progressive rock nature.
1. 'Introinduzione' (5:53)
2. 'Slowgun' (4:32)
3. 'Samir' (10:20)
4. 'Mente' (11:21)
5. 'Ali di Gabbiano' (7:49)
Featuring five songs that span forty minutes of music in which the band concentrates their imagination, and which veers towards more powerful sounds than the previous records, they open with the wondrous sonic wanderings of 'Introinduzione' and back that up seamlessly with the guitar rocker 'Slowgun,' and then we get the ten minute title track opus itself, the building, chantingly symbolic, and atmospherically amazing 'Samir.'
Containing epic and symphonic moments that leave room for more irreverent solutions and scratchy arrangements, all imbued with an anarchic and raw punk-inspired attitude (that often recalls the psychedelic best of Frank Zappa), next up is the funky, drum-led, soaringly expansive prog rocker 'Mente,' with the album closing on the, at times, ornate, at others melodically free flowingly, and yet at all times melodically tactile, organic musings of 'Ali di Gabbiano.'
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