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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Italian producer Cristiano Crisci as Clap! Clap! features a guest appearance from HDADD, South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla, OY, and John Wizards.
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  1. Mar 8, 2017
    90
    The impact of his earlier existence as a jazz player also noticeably infuses tracks ‘Betelgeuse’s Endless Bamboo Oceans’ and ‘Ode to The Pleiades’, attaching another rich dimension to this record.
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    80
    This oscillation between seemingly lighter fare and rich, full-bodied tracks ("Hope" and "A Thousand Skies Under Cepheus' Erudite Eyes," for example) is jarring at first, especially in lieu of any buffer or transition, but ultimately establishes itself as a winning characteristic of A Thousand Skies.
  3. Mojo
    Mar 7, 2017
    80
    When Crisci does expansive, with the six-minute Ode To The Pleiades, the tremor is sizeable, its rattlesnake beats sinking into jazz piano riffs and iridescent synth pads, [Apr 2017, p.97]
  4. Mar 7, 2017
    70
    Take a cult Bristolian label and add an African influence from Italian musician Clap! Clap!, and we might just have the best fusion record to kick of 2017 so far.
  5. Mar 7, 2017
    60
    A Thousand Skies lacks the big, catchy bits that would make his songs take off. Instead, it ends up as a smooth record to listen to where it’s easy to zone out and let the music fade into the background.
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