Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paul Chain - Alkahest

One more item for the Italian trifecta.  The chocolate in the spamoni if you will, not the pistachio.  Alkahest is the epitome of SpookProg.  Doomy, esoteric, mournful, soulful... and heavy, plenty heavy.  For all his albums, Mr. Chain has devised his own language that seems to be phoenetic and mostly improvised, giving his vocals a lovely pure quality, not unlike Sesame Street on downers.  Speaking of sad muppets, Lee Dorian guests on one track.

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