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4 stars I really feel ashamed that NONE of the Italian prog genre specialists have posted a review for this album. Maybe that this very good band does not deserve their attention...

Anyway, this last studio album to date for "Finisterre" opens on a brilliant song. The very well titled "La Perfezione" ("Perfection). Because we are getting close here. Beautifull ambient music for half of it and so magnificent during the instrumental second half. Such a marvelous guitar solo. Just to fall apart. It is a marvel of a prog song. Not only Italian, which would be too reductive. One of the many highlight.

Even a short song as "La Mia Identita" is so magical, so strong (even hard at times). Another great song. It seems that the band opted for a harder approach, without neglecting their prog roots of course. Same applies for "Il Volo". Improv style, hard attack, delicate vocals : a rather strange but effective combination. Three great tracks so far.

Straight from the start of "Ode Al Mare" ones knows that another good moment is next door. Maybe a bit too tranquil. The mood is so pleasant, really communicative. A delicate piece of symphonic Italian music. Discrete but so efficient keyboards and such a brilliant guitar solo puts a final and great touch to it . Another wonderful song.

Some spacey and improv style for "Rifrazioni". Some magnificent instrumental parts, fully symphonic will be mixed with spacey and improv style ones. But at the end of the day, this song sounds as good as the other ones. So far it is really a good surprise because the band has never demonstrated such a maestria in their previous releases. And a song as "Lo Specchio" only confirms this feeling. Emotioned vocals, and so subtle music...

This album is truely an exeptional one.When you listen to "La Ricostruzione del Futuro", all the ingredients of a pure italian prog song are included here : great vocals, strange atmosphere, Crimsonesque mood, crescendo sructure. In one word : great.

The closing number "Incipit" is a nice way to say goodbye even if it is fully repetitive. But, again the cresendo style is very efficient and pleases me a lot.

Four stars for this very good album. The best "Finisterre" one IMO.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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