tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

13/10/2019 : WALTER CELI - Blend

WALTER CELI

Blend

MusicCD
Folk

[75/100]   
13/10/2019, Aldo QUAGLIOTTI

“The music I play is my very own blend of sounds and moods”, said once Walter Celi, an italian multi-instrumentalists singer songwriter whose new album, titling itself “Blend”(Xo la factory/Cabezon Italy)), is due on next 15th of October.

11 tracks that emerge from the 2017 “Lost in the Womb of the Night”, a debut solo album that was a golden ticket to the Arezzo Wave Italy award and the nomination for Best Performer of the Year at the KeepOn Live. And that, at this point, find themselves at the crucial point of an artist career: repeating a successful episode without copying and pasting what has already been done. Despite of this record not being the case, It also misses an opportunity to embrace the so-called “Road Not Taken”.

“Selfish” is definitely the right opener for such a new journey, with its rhythm running along ups&downs, wisely retracing seeds planted forever ago by geniues like Tori Amos and grown by innocent newbies such as Bastille and Imagine Dragons.

“Pray” starts with mordant quips and ripostes, with its Liam Gallagher- inspired vibe, that might not be that close to the spoilt pop we might expect to stumble upon, but it’s clearly rooted in some personally assimilated folk, winking at masterminding authors like Hozier.

Walter Celi moves along different scenarios without mouthing his feelings off: He mops up emotional landscapes soiled by everyday life. But this effort is more evident among melodies than the way feelings get worded. The arrangements are there to muscle lyrics up and now and again an unclear use of English doesn’t really provide the best rendition of otherwise promising songs.

The international appeal is well perceived: “Surprise” has a surprisingly variable outcome according to the listener’s mood, and it turns out that it would perfectly open up to a gospel version or to a powerful, infested-with-beats club tune.

“Blends” has his vertebrae filled with blues and the structure gets jazzed up by the scat, irregular shape of the compositions. In this sense, “Bright little Diamond” is beholden to Jet because of its song moves but swaddles its instruments with anarchic command and athletic slavery.

On the other side “Perso” is a pop mitigated by good in-depth looks, with orchestral openings, well mingled with Calcutta and the early Daniele Silvestri.

Overall, in this upcoming album, there's not much to nat off, honestly, but a few sparkles stand out: the general balance might apparently be his strength, but soon enough It becomes his trap, despite remaining a genuine and honest product.

Let’s face it: the classical, wood-smelling “Look at me” weakly teams up with “Out of order” in a pop firmament that it’s deceiving in its consistency, and sometimes it’s similar to Sam Smith and sometimes it has sophisticated glimpses of Sergio Cammariere. At its worst, “Kiss me” does seem an ephemeral track, worth a chillout compilation.

But even when Walter is unsure where he wants to wind up -today pop couldn't be further away and these hints of folks might be a risky latticework – this second work of him doesn’t just muddle through his operose past, but it also offers sonical intricacies (“Fly High”) to be mindful of.

And, considering that this is just the second chapter, well, we can forgive its occasional myopic viewpoint and its lack of new thrills and encourage the author to go seeking his clear nomenclature, nosing out more, finding a way that is faraway from Michael Bublé and maybe closer to Beth Orton and Pino Daniele.

Aldo QUAGLIOTTI
13/10/2019


Music reviews

03
09
SHERAPHIM SYSTEM
Phoenix
02
09
CAWATANA
In The Silver Light (7')
01
09
MIKE SOPKO, BILL LASWELL, TYSHAWN SOREY
On Common Ground
31
08
TUKT
Tukt
26
08
EMERGENCY SEQUENCE
Sharpening The Axe
21
08
STRUGGLER
Wilma (Determinated Protector)

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

08
09
SUICIDE COMMANDO release a complete 'Dein herz, meine gier' lyric video for the release of the limited club single CD 'Dein herz, meine gier / Bunkerb!tc!
04
09
39 years ago, Soft Cell's version of ‘Tainted Love’ reached the number one position in the British hit parade!
28
08
43 years ago Iggy Pop released Lust for Life (29th August 1977)
12
08
kaRIN FROM COLLIDE AND SHIKHEE FROM ANDROID LUST RELEASE NEW SINGLE ''ARE YOU LISTENING?''
10
08
Today, it’s exactly 33 years ago Nitzer Ebb released Join In The Chant!
08
08
Post-Punk Band THE FUNHOUSE COLLECTIVE Unleashes Cover Of GOLDEN EARRING's 'Twilight Zone'

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

19
09
MORTAR DEVOTIONS
Dystopia Is Just Around The Corner And Orwell Warned Us Already In 1948
16
09
MAT OSMAN (SUEDE)
'I’m always writing short stories...'
15
09
ERASURE
'Music certainly gives us hope' - Erasure talk about their new album 'The Neon'
14
09
WATA (BORIS)
'I will always feel like a rookie...'
12
09
DAWN OF ASHES
‘Covid-19 Is A Gateway To Show Us The True Colors Of The Human Race

PHOTOS

20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

21
09
ALPHAMAY
Silence Emotion
20
09
FREISPIELEREI
Fish Muss Schwimmen, Gell
19
09
TRUE ZEBRA
Connection is addiction
19
09
NO!ON
6
18
09
NEOCOMA
Like An Angel
17
09
SYDNEY VALETTE
Précipice
16
09
HELDMACHINE
Die Braut, das Meer