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PER UN AMICO

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.42 | 1094 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
5 stars Musical truth on a record served by "Premiata Forneria Marconi" on their second studio album "Per Un Amico" is what I have experienced the last days. The 1972 year record with the little childish cover is a deeply coherent piece of music. For being PFM I think these songs are unusually calm and soft. The precursor "Storia di un minuto" or later "L'Isola di niente" or "Chocolate kings" are more powerful and energic. The last one is perhaps too energic for many, even I if thas grown in my ears. I like the jolly cover on "Per un amico" too. You'll become full of joy when you look at it. It isn't the most fantastic cover though.

The musicians are Franco Mussida(guitar and vocals etc.),Franz Di Cioccio(drums), Mauro Pagani(flute, violin, etc), Giorgio Piazza(bass, vocals) and Flavio Premoli(keys, organ, vocals, etc).

This music is very coherent. It's a perfect mixture of calm, almost quiet passages and high symphonic tendencies with sweeping lines. To only thing I could complain about is that they seemed to act a little bit too gently. But that is also the strength of this music. It is modest music even if the feelings are wide. I think every track is worth as many stars they could get because all the instruments cooperation is so extraordinary. "Il Banchetto" though is my favourite track, I think it's more wide than the others. "Generale" is the most experimental that both is a crazy progressive jazz bit and a march. Also "Appena un Po'", "Per un Amico" and "Geranio" is so complete musical worlds with both smooth, mild and classical bombastic passages. I like the strings, the flute, the bass, the guitar and the vocals parts.

This is not my favourite Premiata Forneria Marconi record but it is absolutely a complete prog rock record with as good music as the most known bands and records are. Thank you PFM for bringing us light!

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |

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