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Prog Folk

3.78 | 7 ratings

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3 stars First when I heard this record i wondered why this wasn't classified as rock progressivo italiano but after some listenings I understand it's because the music is so acoustic and modest that it is hard to consider it symphonic. The dominant use of violins and flutes adds another aspect to the music so the prog folk classification is perhaps not very wrong. I liked what I heard on this record immediately. Oloferne is an Italian band from Chiaravalle which has done four albums since 2003 and "L'Inferno dei musici" is from this year 2014. It is a short record with nine songs and the cover is beautiful. The colours remind me of the hell but it doesn't seem horrible there. I just see fine instruments.

The music is well played folk rock with happy enjoyable melodies and the vocals are sung in a pleasant way. I think I like the two first songs most. The first instrumental track is a lovely opener to this musical world and the next track shows it's also pleasant with song. The three "L'Inferno dei musici"-trakcs have nice little playful melodies which I like. I liked everything I heard on this record but I can't give it more than three stars. It is because it feels quite obvious that this music isn't striving towards the skies. The result is a bit weak in comparison with other records.

Alessandro Piccioni, Giacomo Medici, Gianluca Agostinelli, Giuseppe Cardamone and Marco Medici have done a great job with this record but perhaps they should have tried something harder. The cover of Premiata Forneria Marconi's "Impressioni di settembre" works well but a cover is a cover, and this one reminds me of the much greater PFM' version which I want to hear instead. I like the light and joyful spirit on "l'Inferno dei Musici" by Oloferne. Three strong stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |


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