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Goblin - Il Fantastico Viaggio Del




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.49 | 102 ratings

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3 stars A very nice album!!

Goblin is a band i particularly enjoy a lot while listening, as you may know they had done music for films such as Profondo Rosso, soundtracks i mean, this time with the release of this album in 1978 they show us something different, the horror movies are away from this album, instead, we can enjoy a story Mark who is a kind of bug or something, so as you can imagine this is a concept album, i dont really speak Italian but i can understand half of the lyrics and the other half with a help of a friend, so it is lyrically a fantastic album, as the title itself says, it is "Il Fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark".

This album is short as usual, it features 8 songs and a 36-minute lenght, short but great. The first song is called "Mark Il Bagarozzo" a very nice opener which is different from their previous albums because it features vocals and as i said before, lyrics, the music in its classic Italian style, but with a more bombastic orientation (keyboards), excellent song. "Le Cascate di Viridiana" follows the first song and it is the longest track on this album, it starts with a novel feeling, despite it is not a soundtrack, while i listen to this song i imagine some strange characters walking or flying through the dark, maybe here is where Mark appears for the first time, a magnific track, full of tension, you may not focus in another thing while listening to its first 3 minutes, then the track becomes a bit "slower" with a very nice melody, good guitar and keys work. "Terra di Goblin" is another track with vocals, we can listen acoustic guitars and an atmosphere full of suspense, a part of the history is said here, again keyboards predominate here making a purely symphonic sound. "Un Ragazzo dīArgento" is my personal favorite track i really love this song, it is like a trip to somewhere in a cosmic spaceship, the work of keyboards here is great i love it despite being a repetitive song, very Italian but very cosmic as well, nice bass lines and great guitar riffs at the end. "La Danza" actually reminds me a bit of Tangerine Dream, a slow-tempo introduction which little by little is sucking you and suddenly you are inside the story, well hope you understand what i mean, i use to have this kind of experiences with my albums, so dont take me as a crazy guy. "Opera Magnifica" starts with vocals and piano, actually this is one of the worst songs here, without being bad,though, and probably the one which has the most conventional RPI sound here. "Notte" is the shortest track of them all, a calm song with spoken words, very nice, not the best for sure, it is just a kind of interlude before the final song. "E Suono Rock" is the last song of the album, the one who finishes this trip to Goblinīs land in a very Italian style, again this song has an electronic flavour that reminds me to either TD or Kraftwerk, but the different thing here is that we can listen to a good sax playing, this is an instrumental song and a nice last song which suddenly becomes a fast-tempo song when we can listen to a scream through it, great keyboard and guitar solo at the end.

After all, i like other Goblinīs albums more than this, but definitely this is worth listening! I would like to give it 4 stars due to my personal liking, but i believe it would be more fari a 3-star rating. Enjoy!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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