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Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.09 | 107 ratings

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4 stars I got surprised when I acquired this album, since I didn't knew much about Franco Batiatto. But as I listened to this album, I started immediately to enjoy the music, I mean its Psychedelic meets Krautrock meets Jazz meets arabic influenced music with Italian genius in composing equals avant-garde music with an spacey kind of feel, and boy does it sound great!

First track really starts nicely and although its a bit repeated (revolving slowly in the same routine adding with time other sounds) it segues great to the other tracks, three short tracks with that arabic and jazzy feel with some nice percussion and sax and clarinet works and good violoncello, I like the percussion as well, and Franco's voice is really powerfull and rich of emotion, I just hoped this album would be more full of his voice passages, since I really enjoyed them.

Another great Italian progressive work, just I think probably not the best this Italian composer has made, just for that and for the surprising of what I heard I'll give it four stars, since I think its a great album, but not quite a masterpiece of progressive rock, but really try this album if you're interested in italian progressive music with that world music feel at the same time, and a great interplay of diverse instruments. Go for it!

LeInsomniac | 4/5 |


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