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QUINTESSENZA

Il Castello Di Atlante

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.72 | 34 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This may not be the most complex music around, but it is very detailed. CAMEL came to mind quite often, as well as QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA.This is a record that I enjoy a lot.

Things get started with "Non Puoi Fingere" and it's a great way to start the record.The guitar melodies are incredible, and they come and go throughout the song. Drums, keyboards and violin make up a large part of the first half of this song, and again the guitar is so good. At 4 minutes in we have vocals for the first time, as piano, acoustic guitar and violin provide a pastoral back drop. "Il Marinen Forgia il Sampo" is another highlight for me, with the keyboards, violin, synths and acoustic guitar providing a beautiful soundscape.The vocals with piano in the beginning of the song are good, while the guitar melody is once again my favourite part of the song.

"Il Tempo A Venire" is a mellow song with gentle piano, acoustic guitar and fragile vocals. "Cavalcando Tra La Nuovole" features a lot of violin that takes the lead for most of this uptempo tune. "Questo Destino" is a 13 plus minute song that opens with acoustic guitar and synths.The drumming is very good as are the violin melodies. I'm really reminded of CAMEL in the first part of this song. Vocals come in at 4 minutes and more great guitar, as tempo shifts continue. The final song is a reprise of "Il Tempo A Venire" with some orchestration, clocking in at just over a minute.

This is highly recommended modern Italian prog.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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