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LA GRANDE CASA

Formula 3

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.04 | 55 ratings

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Anon-E-Mouse
2 stars Welcome to Eurovion Pop Festival. This is not even remotely Prog - beyond that the same instruments can be used to create many different types of music. Just how this band sneaked into PA remains a mystery to me.

I feel that I got duped by the dealer spruiking up this CD and seeing that it's the second highest rated album of the band on PA, I parted with my money - and time...! (Obviously the dealer just wanted to shift dud material that few Prog fans expressed interest in buying.)

But this scraping the bottom of the "Prog barrel" far too hard. Now, don't get me wrong, these musicians don't sound anything like desperate amateurs. Rather the opposite. To my ears they appear more like skilled session musicians - kinda hired hands - who could play virtually anything placed in front of them. This work just happened to be Pop.

Lyrical pieces alternate with bombastic orchestral arrangements and pretty good vocals deliver mildly enjoyable - Pop. That the lyrics are in Italian doesn't help much to possible added value as I don't speak that language.

Please, don't get me wrong, I don't mean to be rude to these capable musicians. On a general music site this piece would probably qualify for a rating between 3 and 3.5. In Prog terms I can't offer more than 2. Since I am a Prog fan, this would have been the first and also the last Formula 3 album I ever obtained.

Anon-E-Mouse | 2/5 |

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