Sunday, 21 October 2018
Braen's Machine - Temi Ritmici E Dinamici (1973)
The second and final album from this Italian band.
The band was a duo of Alessandro Alessandroni and Piero Umiliano. The lineup was keyboards, guitars and bass.
This studio project gave us two albums before they gave up.
Their 1971 debut album Underground was deeply unimpressive. So I did not have many expectations for this, the follow up album.
I was not in for a positive surprise.
This half an hour album is basically short pieces of instrumental music which can be used for TV series or movie filmscores.
Where their countrymen Goblin really pulled this off and made some memorably and very good film scores, Braen's Machine fails miserably on this album.
The first half of it, Side A, is not too bad. There are some decent music here and the sound is pretty organic.
Side B is an unmitigated disaster with a lot of pling plong synthetic melodies which sounds like a nightmare.
This is an album well worth avoiding at all cost. You have been warned.