actuellecd

Review

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 672, March 23, 2009

Taxonomy is an italian trio of Elio Martusciello, Graziano Lella and Roberto Fega. 10 Taxonomical Movements is their second release. Again this is an exploration in techniques and structures on a very abstract level, avoiding much intellectual blah blah. The first piece is called Ouverture, the last one Epilogue, suggesting an unity between the 10 pieces. Tracks in between carry titles as Adagio, Andante and Crescendo. A piece like Crescendo — Maestoso I like most because of the dramatic impact. Solenne — Vivo is a mysterious sounding piece with deep drones, completed with other sound material. Each piece is structured differently from the others. Another difference, in Tranquillo — con fuoco laptops and electronics dominate, in Larghetto — appassionato (tema) conventional instruments are preferred. All this makes it a varied CD.

This is an exploration in techniques and structures on a very abstract level, avoiding much intellectual blah blah.