Gianluca Becuzzi & Fabio Orsi- Wildflowers under the Sofa
Last Visible Dog Records
From Aural Innovations #39 (May 2008)
Wildflowers under the Sofa is a three-track album consisting of two twenty-minute tracks and a seven-minute track.
It is ambient, repetitive, minimalist, jubilant, and indulgent. It is definitely suited for an acquired taste and the listener requires tolerance and patience on their part, as the tracks have minimal movement to them. They also have very little in the way of substance, so it could be said that it is certainly a hard listen and somewhat for purists.
The atmosphere, overall, is positive rather than negative, and it falls on the nice side of the sound spectrum rather than the noise side. There is, however, noise occasionally, but its nice noise! This is because all tracks are major, rather than minor, in key, so therefore no real association with darkness or chaos can truly be achieved.
It could be termed as simplistic tinkering within the boundaries of acoustic guitar and piano, done in the vein of, let’s say, Penguin Café Orchestra without the orchestra, tuning up, with delay, whilst on L.S.D. But, on the other hand, that particular vein description would sound better than this CD actually is, but we’ll still go with it, as I cannot give another, sorry…
You can visit the Last Visible Dog record label web site at: www.lastvisibledog.com
Visit the band blog spot at: www.fabioorsi.blogspot.com
Reviewed by Albert Pollard