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I Dik Dik - Suite Per Una Donna Assolutamente Relativa CD (album) cover


I Dik Dik


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.41 | 44 ratings

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3 stars Donīt look at the cover, pay attention to the music!

Well, surely you will look at the cover because itīs impossible not to see it, the realm of progressive rock has as an extra feature great cover designs which some of them are characteristic of a band, others are amazing and maybe you could be interested in the album just for the cover, this time is totally the contrary, this albumīs cover is one of the (if not the most) most awful covers i have ever seen, not only in prog rock but in music in general, sorry if im wasting your time, but i had to say it.

Anyway, i am and you are here for the music rather than cover art, so letīs review this album which was released in 1972 in the beautiful land of Italy, in that time as we know the music (prog music) in that country was very prolific (so is nowadays) but in the early 70s due to historical events or lack of imagination, problems between the members i dont know, so many bands released an album and dissappeared or some of them had a tremendous change in their music from one album to other, I Dik DIk was a band which were together since 1965 playing some popular tunes, but they (fortunately) could give us a progressive rock album called "Suite per una Donna Assolutamente Relativa" which contains 11 songs and a running time of 40 minutes.

I could say that the music here is very classic of the Italian vein and 70s movement, so it may sound alike to some other bands, but careful because im not saying that its sound could be compared with monsters such as PFM, Banco or QVL. The 11 tracks here are short ones with an average of 4 minutes each one, so you wont find an epic or an outstanding or very different track, nevertheless, you will find 40 minutes of very nice music with a 70s Italian flavour that may be enjoyable for anyone, the songs here are very catchy and may remind you to early New Trolls or some Le Orme tunes I, honestly dont have a favorite song here, since the style of the most of them is pretty alike, nice melodies, great use of keyboards and very nice drums "Il Cuore" has an special psych touch which make it different from the others, while "La Gambe" has a more bombastic keyboard sound which reminds me to Wakeman, "Monti e Valli" for instance, has a folkish sound.

In general this album is pretty good, everyone could dig this since its easy to listen, but obviously it wont keep your attention for so many time, so this is another nice album from Italy, which cannot be compared with the big 70s albums but that every Italian prog lover should check, my final grade will be 3 stars, i believe its the grade it deserves.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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