Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cudù: Delivery (Materiali sonori, 1988)

Decadence can be lush, even without much overabundance. "Waterplay" is voluptuous, and layered, but its sound is essentially barren. The tracks float in some uninhabited ambient/jazz sea, secretly braced by the most diverse post-punk currents. Where they emerge, they draw the music close to no wave, or A Certain Ratio's punk/funk. Most of the times, though, it's the sonic imprint of Tuxedomoon, Brian Eno and David Torn that dominates.
Rarefied - yet omnipresent - synthetizers and sudden free-jazz zigzags: these are the antipodal souls the album masterly conciliates, never sacrificing atmosphere to obliqueness or vice versa.
And the cover version of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" is simply prodigious.

Cudù are a band from the Florence area. This is their second album, after the MiniLP "Neck".
The album was first posted on the blog Pinzillacchere musicali, which made it available on the net for the very first time after a long time of unobtainability.

  1. I Saw
  2. Delivery
  3. España
  4. The Whistling of Time
  5. The Bright Side of the Moon
  6. Sweet Jane
  7. Apocalypse Blues
  8. No Result
Download (192 kbps)

Similar music on the blog:
Nicola Alesini, Pier Luigi Andreoni: Marco Polo (Materiali sonori, 1996)
Minox: Lazare (Industrie Discografiche Lacerba, 1986)

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Audiozobe said...

This sounds a lot like some of my favorite David Sylvian tracks. I like it a lot. Thanks!

wago said...

I'm glad you liked it!