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GERMINALE

Germinale

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.31 | 14 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars Germinale is a pretty symphonic CD, reminiscent of Genesis from the "Trespass" era. No wonder that they will cover "The Knife" from the masters.

The album starts with a pretty weird and short intro track (18 seconds - what's the use of this ???). Second track "La Strega" is very good but this CD really starts with the beautiful & melodic instrumental "Bruma - Quietesmo" which is quite ... quiet. Very classical & calm : to be listened to when you're angry to calm down.

Next track, "Lo Sguardo Nello Specchio" is built crescendo : slow intro with vocals & piano in the foreground growing faster after 90 seconds or so. The middle section contains some "Gabrielesque" flute passages which are quite nice to listen to. This track is probably one of the best constructed of this CD.

"Soffi Sonori" is a very pleasant track that combines melody and jazzy impro (Ó la VDGG who they will cover on their second album). This is a good illustration of Germinale's music : complex but melodious.

The next three songs are not so interesting but not bad either. Three stars for this very accessible album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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