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Franco Battiato - L'Egitto Prima Delle Sabbie CD (album) cover


Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

1.75 | 28 ratings

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1 stars This album is the last one of Battiato's experimental period. It's an instrumental work of extreme minimalism without the slightest trace of rock and featuring only two long tracks...

The title track is a work for piano solo... Just one chord, a single short arpeggio repeated more and more times for almost fifteen minutes. It was a kind of research on the natural harmonic sounds generated by the first wave of notes played... It was awarded with the "Stockhausen Prize" but I fear that most of the progressive rock fans would find it boring to say the least...

The second track, "Sud Afternoon" is a piano duo composed by Battiato and performed by Antonio Ballista and Bruno Canino, two classical musicians. This composition is another piece of "contemporary classical minimalist avant-garde", slightly more "articulated" than the previous one but in my opinion in the same bleak mood...

"L'Egitto prima delle sabbie" is not everyone's cup of tea... Perhaps it could be interesting just for "connoisseurs" of contemporary classical avant-garde or completionists...

andrea | 1/5 |


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