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3.21 | 56 ratings

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3 stars This is another "one-album" band from the 70's. Perhaps the bunch of musicians leaded by keyboardist Alfredo Ferrari has not much differences with other great bands of early 70's there are some very interesting elements here, such as delicate keyboard atmospheres and pretty soaring folk sections which gives form to this almost entirely instrumental release.

The album starts with "The Beginning" a mysterious intro based on keyboards and corals which opens the way to the very quiet and floating "Life", built on a jazzy piano, chorus and a great work on guitar and flute.

Then we find the two parts of "Man". The first one is a brief intro based on an almost classical acoustic guitar. The second part is a 3 minute delicate and floating song leaded by flute. Perhaps there are not surprises here, the music is very pretty (almost romantic) and it has most of the classic RPI elements.

"Love" and "War" are another two simple but enjoyable pieces based on piano and acoustic string arrangements, not much inspired IMO. Things change a little with the three last tracks where we find more inclusion of electric arrangements even close to some psychedelic standards which enriches the folk elements of the previous tracks.

At last, a very enjoyable album not at the level of the Italian masterpieces of early 70's even when it has some really great moments? 3*

progadicto | 3/5 |


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