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Il Balletto Di Bronzo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.24 | 609 ratings

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4 stars Il Balletto di Bronzo - Ys (1972)

Heavy jazzy basslines, up-tempo drumming, pinchy distorted guitar, loads of keyboard fanaticism and hellish vibes garantue for a lot of excitement - perhaps a bit too much for the avarage Italian prog listener. 'Ys' is among the rare Italian progressive rock records that is both professional and well-recorded.

The album consists of longer tracks in which mostly up-tempo themes are explored, with some symphonic moments the avarage RPI listener will surely enjoy. During the more intense parts Il Balletto di Bronzo sounds like an Italian marriage between early Keith Emerson and Pawn Hearts era Van der Graaf Generator. I expect a majority of listeners will find this album a bit too psychedelic and heavy on the stomach, but I myself can find moments where I can really enjoy such an intense experience. After a few spins the listener finds that there aren't actually that much different part & themes on this album, which makes it easier to digest. I myself like the high pitched Italian vocals with a sweet tone of voice but an almost spooked out performence at times. All instruments in the band are played very well, but the bass-player stands out for me because of the groovy yet melodic lines.

Conclusion. If you like your symphonic prog intense and doomish this is a great pick! Four stars.

friso | 4/5 |


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