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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Storia Di Un Minuto CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.36 | 1216 ratings

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4 stars I started collecting PFM when got acquainted with the music of other legendary bands such as Gensis, ELP, Yes, and Pink Floyd. So, when I listened to this album for the first time, I thought that the band was heavily influenced by Genesis and in some parts ELP and King Crimson. The only difference is probably that PFM uses violin and flute. I started the journey with PFM when I had "Chocolate Kings" album which I immediately liked it at first spin. The music of PFM is unique and it has a class of its own. The music of PFM has nice pastoral melodies combined with dynamic style from low to high points and vice versa. I also like the "Photos of Ghost" album which has a very catchy "River of Life".

"Dove...Quando...(Parte I)" has excellent acoustic guitar and horns in mellow style, continued with Part II which adds violins and pianos, resulting a music in symphonic style and surprisingly being interjected with jazzy style with flute as the lead instrument . "E' Festa" is taken from Italian version of "Celebration" (Photos of Ghost). "La Carrozza Di Hans" has pretty similar style as Genesis, especially when organ enters the scene. The inclusion of violin (which never happened with Genesis) adds an excellent nuance to the music. "Grazie Davvero" has a flavor of circus music and it has varied styles and textures that make great composition. It's really an excellent track!

Overall, this album is a MUST for those who want to explore further on progressive music as this album has become legendary by now. It has excellent songs as result of powerful songwriting and composition. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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