•  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.91/1
  • Album: S/T
  • Year: 2008
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  • Italy

Neo-Cabaret Folk! Never in my life did I think that I would be writing about something like this! It's true that I like Jacques Brel, but in any case I wouldn’t mention him while talking about Kogaionon! Well, these Italians shocked me with their debut! An extraordinary percussion, an omnipresent accordion, a stunning clarinet, a grave sounding bass and a guitar that is "at the lip of a cigar or a cheroot”, a very female voice, an outstanding piano, it is all coming from another era, from another world and another life! It’s cabaret music combined with traditional folk, something that was in vogue in the interwar period, presented in a slightly changed manner but with the same flavour that you see in the movies our parents would watch. In fact, some of us are parents as well, so I will go no further with this comment. A mixture of whiffs of a romantic Paris and nostalgic roman, in fact, Latin, outdated, atypical and outside any characterization! I reckon it’s not bringing anything new to the table, not developing anything original, but since we are talking of a debut, let’s keep an eye out and see what the future will bring for them!