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JET LAG

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.18 | 197 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars Jet Lag from 1977 is Premiata Forneria Marconi's fifth full status studio record or their seventh if we count the two English versions of already existed albums. It was released two years after "Chocolate Kings" and I recognize some of the music from just the spirit of that album. In one way the music is less powerful and symphonic but on the contrary the music now is more varied and experimental. PFM uses jazz passages, classical guitar and of course their famous symphonic glory to make one more fantastic album.

The cover shows a flying paper aeroplane and the musicians listed here are Franz Di Cioccio (drums, percussions, wood), Franco Mussida(guitars), Patrick Djivas(bass, Moog B12), Bernardo Lanzetti(vocals, percussion), Flavio Premoli(piano, organ, moog) and Gregory Bloch(violins). The record lasts for almost 43 minutes and I loves my listenings of it.

1977 was PFM still a band in progress. They had left their most grandiloquest melodies and now their explores jazz worlds in another way than before. It's still very powerful and even if the almum isn't as good as the three first, I would absolutely not say this marks a decline. It starts with the acoustic and beautiful "Penninsula", a classical guitar piece(10/10) and follows up with "Jet Lag", the album's longest and best track which is in parity with the best moments of their earlier records. It is a powerful and adorable song with fantastic vocals too(10/10). "Storia in LA" then is very good and has a lot a great instrumentals(8/10). "Breakin In" is the least interesting track, perhaps just worth (6/10) stars. "Cerco la lingua" is wonderfully sung in Italian and a whirling thing(8/10). "Meridiani" is more uneventful but we can hear a flaunting guitar solo last for long here(7/10). "Left-Handed theory"(8/10) and "Traveler"(8/10) are wonderful PFM songs to close this album.

Premiata Forneria Marconi is such a fantastic band with so much integracy and waywardness and that is intact. I look forward to see if the following record will please me as well as this. Four stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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