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POSIDONIAN FIELDS

Taproban

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.12 | 31 ratings

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tszirmay
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3 stars I had high expectations for this release in view of the quality displayed on their sophemore "Outside Nowhere" which was a most enjoyable ride. With its drop dead gorgeous cover, "Poseidonian Fields" was to be the crowning recording of this talented band, but I must state that we have a knuckleball , hard to catch or even fathom. The first 5 cuts are rather ordinary (even after a dozen auditions), where only Guglielmo Morietti's develish Rickenbaker rules , contrasting with rather poor vocals in heavily accented English and just plods like a ho-hum tractor. Then from nadir to zenith, the band suddenly decides to kick the proceedings into overdrive , divebombing like a Stuka into a sea of mellotron and a standout melody onthe 6th track : "Suspension" . Next tracks, "Octopus" and the brilliant" Uncontrolled Dreams" keep the pace majestic and passionate (check out the riffing bass lines, amazing!). As if to pound the nail further into the surrender coffin, "No Return" proposes a velvety array of moods, propelling the buzz to heavenly heights, tinged with native Indian (?) chants. On the 6 minute "Farewell" , the hypnotic magic meanders for 2.5 minutes and suddenly slides into silence!!!!Where are the remaining 4 minutes? Did I get a bum copy or did the venerable musicians revert to sloppiness? Can someone let me know? Disappointment reigns where jubilation was scheduled to sit . Rats!!!! Consistency is the key to posterity , signori! 3.5 stars awarded to the bassist .
tszirmay | 3/5 |

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