Track after track, Minutes to Midnight takes us to a journey that is both personal and part of the shared history that shaped our lives and the current affairs. Each song is a unique blend of beautifully crafted sounds and samples from crucial historical events, delivered with the help of incredibly talented collaborators.
What a ride! The album is definitely a trip, and a very satisfying one to boot. The words “concept album” may carry some tricky baggage with them: shall I listen very carefully not to miss the point? Will I be forced to slog through convoluted passages with no musical relevance, stuck there to serve the concept only?
Rest assured, none of this applies to After 1989 – A Trip To Freedom. Listened to it three times in a row. Flows perfectly, loved the unique voice of it all – and the Pink Floyd vibes here and there (the bass in Love Field, the “Waters-esque” feeling in Sachsenhausen)!
Also, The Logic just sends shivers along my spine all the times and makes my forearm hair rise when the sax kicks in. That would be enough for a five stars cum laude, methinks. Bravo!
I love this concept. I’ve been really obsessed with history and WWI and WWII recently—reading nonfiction, memoirs, and historical fiction about the era made me kind of swear off dystopian fiction, because the real is definitely more chilling. I love applying this concept to music, and the music is great. Great guitar work!
I love your style. I was just saying to a friend of mine how it reminded me a little of The Final Cutby Pink Floyd. And from my perspective that’s a good thing, despite the mixed opinions on the album.
It’s a greatly inspiring album, where the sounds blend perfectly with the strength of the feelings evoked, all mentioned facts being part of our collective unconscious although personal for the artist.
It’s impossible to remain indifferent. It sounds great, everything is so clear and defined. The only thing that’s missing is a jam-packed theatre.
Really enjoying the album, so much work has gone into it clearly, a great concept and realisation.
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Limited Edition CD
The CD comes in a beautiful 6-panel wallet gatefold card case, with full lyrics, synopsis, credits and original photography by Silvia Maggi.
Includes unlimited streaming of After 1989: A Trip To Freedom via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. You can also download a free bilingual (English and Italian) 24-page booklet.