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This new album from Italian post-rockers GIardini Di Miro is a compilation of soundtrack music devised for Giovanni Pastrone's silent film Il Fuoco (translated as "The Fire"), released in 1915. The project began life as a one-off, live-soundtracking performance held at Turin's Museo Nazionale Del Cinema, but thankfully the band decided to immortalise their efforts on record, leading to the release of what has to be amongst Giardini DI Miro's most immediately affecting and sonically intoxicating releases so far. The string parts are overwhelmingly lovely through 'La Favilla XX' and La Favilla XXXX', whilst for all the cinematic arrangement tactics there's still plenty of room left for the guitars to really punch through the mix, bringing to life 'La Vampa XX' with a ringing, minimalist purity. The album ends as firm-footedly as it began, with 'La Cenere X' and 'La Cenere XX', both of which find the band expertly weaving more textural and spookily abstract sounds.