Yugen - Mirrors CD

SKU 33-AltrOck 030
Excellent, studio-quality, live album, recorded at the 2011 RIO festival. While this features music mostly drawn from their 1st (Labirinto d'Acqua) and 3rd (Iridule) albums, this is well worth owning because those albums were studio creations and were not scored or even intended to ever be performed live, so these live renditions by a septet are hugely different in many ways. Plus, in homage to the originators of Rock In Opposition, Yugen performed a version of Henry Cow's "Industry"!

"Two years after Iridule, finally the italian band Yugen comes back with its first live album. The cd captures the show at RIO Fest 2011, in Carmaux, France, and presents the group in an extraordinary seven-member line-up.

As Sid Smith writes in the liner notes, Mirrors is "a dizzying cavalcade of turn-on-a-dime rhythms, intriguing harmonies and striking, anthemic melodies that have a habit of drilling down deep into the consciousness of the listener".

"Yugen represents an exciting forward-looking trend in European music", Smith underlines, "marrying both intellect and emotion in one seamless and coherent partnership. How successful they are in this endeavour you can judge for yourself by playing this remarkable and frequently thrilling live souvenir."
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