Friday, 30 November 2018
Deus Ex Machina - De Republica (1995)
The third album from this Italian band.
Deux Ex Machina was a sextet with a lineup of guitars, keyboards, violins, bass, drums and Italian vocals.
I have so far reviewed their debut album and their (so far) final album. So an album somewhere in the middle would be welcome... and this is one of them.
This band has taken a lot of their inspirations from the likes of Area. That is very obvious. In particular in the vocals.
But the music too has a lot of Area influences.
This sixty-six minutes long album is somewhere between avant-garde prog, Italian folk rock, Italian prog rock and jazz. Italian jazz, no less.
There is a lot of very strange time-shifts and themes here. Even in the progressive rock genre, this music is both very progressive and odd.
The music is also very dynamic with lots of violins and guitars. Add the drums, vocals, bass and keyboards too and you get a heady mix.
And the music is also good throughout. Not as good as on their last album. But it is still a good album and I feel I need to get their remaining four albums too before I am fully satisfied.