The new album by Mappe Nootiche: "Cieli Sotterranei - la stanza di Mandelbrot".
Second studio album for the band Mappe Nootiche, a kaleidoscope of sounds and atmospheres that sail to distant but benevolent lands.
Recorded at Electromantic studios and supervised by Beppe Crovella (Arti & Mestieri), this new album confirms the quality of the band's dilated sound, that we are already familiar with since their debut "Terra".
"Cieli Sotterranei - la stanza di Mandelbrot" is a restful, dreamy, ethereal, album, bordering space rock; this new album of Maps, with its ambient sounds is addressed primarily to all fans of artists like Pink Floyd, Ash Ra Tempel, Ozric Tentacles, Vangelis and Mike Oldfield.
"Cieli Sotterranei - la stanza di Mandelbrot" is dedicated to the memory of Benoit Mandelbrot, a mathematician known for his work on fractal geometry: this is the key to understanding the meaning of the subtitle of the disc, but at the same time it's how we can try to define the sound of Mappe Nootiche: fractal music.
The album starts with the track Fratelli d'Italia, with a tipically Floydian intro and a thundering final; Ahimsa is a hug, a ballad enhanced by the voice of Mahatma Gandhi in the background to seal the atmosphere; it goes on with Cieli Sotterranei and after 7 minutes of progression it turns towards Terra, a landing, the metaphor of being able to see the land after a voyage at sea. There's no hurry, and the songs follow each other calmly: the sound environment is striking, and leads the listener to close his eyes and open those of imagination.
This leads to La stanza di Mandelbrot, a 20 minutes suite focused on a bass-piano duet enriched with emotional intensity and a chorus final of the whole band.
The album ends with a reprise version of Cieli Sotterranei for a total time of one hour of poignant progressive rock music .