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Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.60 | 20 ratings

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2 stars Strange, really strange at first listening. I found it on the web ten years ago, and stand still in my "not heard yet" folder for a couple of year. Trying to accumulate more RPI material as I can, I was intrigued by their name, that reminded me more Known Balletto Di Bronzo. All othe stuff!

I had the first alarm when I read the titles. For example the third title song "Altre Guei Calli" (in other sites "Altr Guei Colli") should mean "beyond those hills" and in Italian must be written "Oltre Quei Colli". Other doubts arise listening it. Is possible to perceive, listening it, a consonant exchange typical of oriental languages. For example Chinese and Japanese languages use to exchange letter "L" with letter "R" (in song "Ascolta" singer say ASCORTA, CONSIDELA BENE PLIMA DI AGILE, instead of "considera bene prima di agire"). All of this can be evaluated for all the tracks. In fact no one knows the story of this mysterious band. They come from China or Japan? They are Italians living in German? The album was really recorded in 1974? Nobody can say it!

The sound is not bad. Typical RPI intro which remember me sometimes the intro in first Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso album (same title). Many good symphonic passages in RPI style, a large use of organ Mellotron and several good acoustic parts and flutes. All in all I don't dislike the music, which mask fine as an old / obscure RPI gems, can't say the same for the voice, a really bluff! "E' Tutto Un Sogno" (It's All A Dream) is my favorite song of this album, but in general is hard to forget this melodies, that evidently my mind associates to RPI.

A curious case of Rock Progressivo Italiano out of his natural land. This sub-genre probably is hard to play in the same Italian way, maybe for the membership closely linked to Italy, but thanks to the charm that the RPI exerts on the East we have Ballettirosadimacchia!

2,5 Stars almost 3... Curious but not essential.

Utnapishtim | 2/5 |


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