Illusionist, The - The Worst Horse (CD)
Catalog number: KCR010
The Illusionist, after having struck favorably the Milanese rock scene with a fine EP in 2015, are now publishing their first full length. "The Illusionist" is a bad and scratchy album, whose sound, like the demon of memory conradiana, flows flaccid and fat, but never boring. This thanks to an incisive mixture of hard rock, stoner rock, distorted blues and perverse lyrics. The figure of the mad illusionist of the title, who goes mad the night he kills his beloved assistant during a show, appears on the whole record. We set out to pursue him through a dirty musical tunnel, made of tracks with rather varied sounds. It ranges in fact from a hard and pure hard rock, like in "Tricky Spooky", to a slow and marshy blues, as in the first part of "It", passing through slower and typically stoner tracks.