Remove Silence – Fade


Innovativewritten by Roberta Faria
 
Remove Silence’s album Fade begins by dialoguing with the end. The first song leaves no doubt about it: it’s called The End has Begun. It’s the trouble brought about by love and other ailments ("To cross the lines/I need you more than I have") in the words and chords of Hugo Mariutti (guitars and vocals), Alexandre Souza (bass), Fabio Ribeiro (keyboards) and Edu Cominato (drums).
 
Heavy and melodic condiments manipulated with the wisdom of experienced chefs. It’s worth noting that although a relatively new group, it’s formed by musicians that have been involved with the heaviest of Brazilian music: Mariutti used to be in Shaman and currently plays with Andre Matos, as well as his work with Henceforth; Ribeiro has played with Angra, Shaman and also plays with Andre Matos; and finally, Cominato currently plays with Tempestt, the band that toured with Jeff Scott Soto in Europe and Latin America in 2008.
Produced by the band themselves and mastered in the US by israeli Maor Appelbaum, the song Fade is irresistibly groovy and spatial. The high point could be the horror-movie-soundtrack-like second part. This song, which has been played by Brasil 2000 FM radio station, has also been turned into a video clip by the hands of director Patrick Nicholas Korb.
 
Pressure commences loud and brimming with riffs: "Now you know who you are" is the sentence.
The low toned piano of Dirty Ashtray‘s intro announces that it won’t be the best day. After all, in order to face it, the character in the song has a supply of pills, burning cigarettes that pile up in the ashtray and existential questionings. It is one of the most beautiful and striking songs in the album.
Fast Turnover carries forward the character’s fears, but praises constant parting. Where will the children live flirts with desolation. Quite a sad song, where yelling and whispering take turns, as in an Ingmar Bergman piece, so as to question the kids’ fate. Ministry of ghostland and Black again go for innovative noises, constructions and tempos. The spatial sonority, for lack of a better word, of the initial tracks is back with When the madness fills the space and Out of time.
Dream Brother, written by the ill-fated north-american Jeff Buckley, brings the album to an end. And we don’t miss the silence at all.
 
 

About Janus

Janus Aureus is my recently-inaugurated personal blog (written in portuguese, but with some texts in english as well). Fiore Rouge is my old (but still very active - in fact, more than Janus :P) blog (I started it back in 2005). Mentalize is a fan-made website (since 2005). if you wish to contact me for any reason, visit my blog and leave a comment OR see email above (top left) - no, my name's not Andre - actually, I'm not even a guy! LOL Long story... O Janus Aureus é meu blog pessoal - escrito em português - ainda sem muito conteúdo, pois foi começado no final de dezembro de 2011. Já o Mentalize foi aberto em 2005 e está escrito em várias línguas *rs* Privilegio o uso do inglês ali porque o pessoal estrangeiro não tem muitas informações sobre o AM. Quem quiser entrar em contato comigo por qualquer motivo, deixe um comentário nos meus blogs ou use o email que está aí em cima à esquerda (e não, eu não sou o Andre - aliás, sou mulher!).

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