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ALAN SORRENTI

Alan Sorrenti

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.94 | 11 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars Alan Sorrenti's third album is oftenly considered the weakest of the three prog records he released as a prog artist at the starting point of his career. Just before he entered, definitely, mainstream pop and disco music. No epic this time but shorter tunes with the exception of two tracks that are above seven minutes long. To be honest, I admit the sound isn't too much different from the previous stuff even if, certainly, less adventurous and warmer. His vocals still remains a little bit intricate and "irritating" but he sings in a more melodic and romantic vein. Not bad, after all. In fact I really like this album, and have also a special spot for "Dicintecello Vuje", a traditional neapolitan song sung in neapolitan language very nicely arranged with electric guitar, fender piano counterpoints and uplifting vocal tonalities.

I think all the seven tracks are a pleasant listening, warm, melodic, romantic but weird at the very same time. The opener "Un Viso d'Inverno" explains it all and the mainly acoustic "Ma Tu Mi Ascolti" seems really to enlight my ears. Gentle percussions, intriguing soft vocals and good guitar's phrasing. From the fifth minute on, drums and bass take the scene for an inspired slow catchy rythm.

Side two is also moderately interesting, for all the four songs, in my opinion. "Sulla Cima del Mondo" and "Poco Pił Piano" deserve a listen, at least. The second one, in particular, features strings and brass' incursions.

"Microfoni Assassini" and "Incrociando il Sole" are also good songs, even if not outstanding pieces of art. Acoustic piano and guitar are the primary colours.

All in all, this album is good, in my humble opinion, and I disagree with the most part of the italian opinionists for whom this record is "a disappointment". Ok, it is more enjoyable than the noble predecessor albums and, for this reason, not at their prog level. Notwithstanding, Sorrenti's third work is still a good listening.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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