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De De Lind - Io Non So Da Dove Vengo E Non So Dove Mai Andr?.. CD (album) cover


De De Lind


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.67 | 71 ratings

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3 stars Good but not great.

De De Lind made this decent early 70s guitar rock album with both electric and acoustic employed liberally. There is also lots of flute and emotional Italian vocals and not too many keyboards which will make it less appealing to keys fans. Some compare the sound to Tull but I can't see it too much aside from the flute. The title of the album translates to "I don't know where I'm coming from and I don't know where I'm going to. Man is the name that was given me." Hmmm..they probably didn't issue bumper stickers for that one.

This album really rocks when it chooses to but there are many soft acoustic passages as well. It is the softer pastoral moments that work the best in my opinion with their sense of space and melody. The rock sections are OK but I find their riffing not all that original or interesting. The songs flow very well with repeating musical themes. I've read conflicting opinions on the lyrics, one calling them "visionary" and another saying there are "nothing special." Decide for yourself if you speak Italian!

I would say that De De Lind is in the middle of the second tier of Italian acts, they certainly are not in the first tier. Recommended for fans of flute-guitar rock and Italian genre lovers. The band split after this album unfortunately as I think they did have potential to make a better album. The recent gatefold lp-sleeve CD reissue features a fantastic shot of the band next to a road in the country. When looking for Italian titles I definitely suggest finding the newer Italian mini-LP sleeve reissues as they feature improved sound (generally), nice artwork, sturdy sleeves and great informational booklets. This one is no exception.

Finnforest | 3/5 |


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