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N.y.X is a project born in Turin (Italy) in the 2003. After a period dedicated to the electric experiments, the due formed by Walter F. And Danilo A. Pannico had tried an approach to the song-form integrating progressive and psychedelic resources to the effects-and-improvisation use in order to elaborate a concept album on the tradition of historical references as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, VdGG, Bowie. The album has basically an Anglo-Saxon connotation(primarly in the language choice), but it also has Italian and French influences as Area, Battiato, Magma, as well as authors song (De andré, Gainsbourg), turning the lyrics to a better account. The thread running through all the songs is given by the human experience. The point of view is that of the post modern man who finds himself defenceless in front of the social machines power. Seeming solution is to create a barrier of illusions(Delightful Illusions),which is life itself in a double, external(society) and internal(conscience) attack, crumbling in fragments of shiver and dust. The Reality imposes its own law on the individual abandoned to the slave will of an impersonal fate, the stages scanning the surrender are boredom(Ennui), lack of certainties(Insecurity) and non-presence(Absence). Provided someone tolerate another drop of poison in a blood gone dry(Dry Blood), he might submit to the worlds machinery, where true feelings are rejected and Art itself is killed off from birth by wild consumerism. This is the message, between feedback saturated guitars, treatedpercussion, compound tempos, arpeggios and delicate acoustic moments. The dynamic, primary key in reading this album, starts with an acid delirium which afterwards melts into the bitter taste of the withdrawal into inwardness and renunciation. Further on, the dynamic rise up again and explode into the final Jaccuse, where the rage caused by alienation and by the loss of illusions struggles for a last gasp of pride.
In the 2008 N.y.X. has recorded the New Album down in shadows with the extraordinary collaboration of Mr. TREY GUNN (King Crimson, Pat Mastelotto, David Sylvian, John Paul Jones, Robert Fripp, Puscifer etc…) and the collaboration of Mr. DAVID JACKSON (Van Der Graf Generator, Peter Gabriel, Judge Smith, Osanna, etc)- , having got an important production with the Italian Label Electromantic ( ).

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