Labirinto di Specchi – Hanblecheya

Italian progressive rock group Labirinto di Specchi possesses staggering dynamics and poetics on its debut, Hanblecheya; however, considering that they’re on the Lizard Records roster, this really isn’t that surprising. With acts like Garden Wall and Nichelodeon infusing inventive timbres and a fair share of theatrics into their music, the label is … [Read more...]

Nichelodeon – Il Gioco del Silenzio

Based around the compositions of singer Claudio Milano, Nichelodeon fits into a category all its own – avant-garde progressive opera. As the band’s first studio album (and follow-up to the live LP, Cinemanemico), Il Gioco del Silenzio (The Game of Silence) is a strange and hauntingly poetic piece. While the histrionic aspects aren’t for everyone, … [Read more...]