CRYPTACIZE

MYTHOMANIA (ASTHMATIC KITTY)

CRYPTACIZE - MYTHOMANIA 67636
Format:
1 CD
Release:
22.05.2009
Label:
ASTHMATIC KITTY
Kat.-Nr.:
67636
Barcode:
0656605605821
Cryptacize deals in the unforgettable melody, the forsaken chord and the extravagant sentiment. It's a distinct kind of pleasure they offer, not casual background or ifestyle' music.

An unlikely synthesis of musical styles, Mythomania (Cryptacize's second) is an album not quite like any other.

Nedelle Torrisi's surefooted and richly nuanced vocal arabesques, like a modern day Freddie Mercury or Ronnie Spector, strangely complement Chris Cohen's guitar, maniacally sped-up a la Les Paul or staccato and funny like Roy Smeck or Adolph Jacobs of the Coasters.

Michael Carreira's syncopated drum corps rudiments and pit-orchestra rave-ups propel the songs with a refreshingly buoyant touch that never lapses into rock music cliches.

There are also widescreen cinematic moments that take on a mournful and otherworldly pathos, like Henry Mancini's "Experiment in Terror" but with vocals by Cambodian 60's pop legend Ros Serey Sothea - or like Arabic diva Fairouz singing along to a psychedelic film score by Popol Vuh.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TAIL & MANE
  • 1.2. WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE IS
  • 1.3. BLUE TEARS
  • 1.4. MYTHOMANIA
  • 1.5. THE LOVING SUN
  • 1.6. GOTTA GET INTO THAT FEELING
  • 1.7. ONE BLOCK WONDERS
  • 1.8. THE CAGE
  • 1.9. GALVANIZE
  • 1.10. I'LL TAKE THE LONG WAY
  • 1.11. NEW SPELL