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Post Rock/Math rock

3.35 | 23 ratings

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3 stars At the time of its release (2003) this album ranges to the very short formatted works. Less than fourty-five minutes. This is of course not a handicap if only the grandeur of the music would compensate this. I really like several projects of the band leader (Fabio Zuffanti) but this one is frankly out of my musical scope.

This has nothing to do with Italian Symphonic music which was the genre in which Fabio has excelled for some time. It is almost space-rock oriented at best but without ANY spirit for most of the four songs featured on this album. The improv style will also remind some KC work.

If ever you have taken heavy ecstasy or very strong coffee (which is probably healthier) and you couldn't fall asleep, this CD might well be the antidote. It is boring to death during three out of the four tracks.

OK, "Il Sogno Della Scala" which is the longest one from this album is excellent. At least one third of this work deserves some recognition. A great space-rock song. It really kicks off after a slow start. Wonderful keyboards and some great guitar work makes this song a masterpiece. It is the only track that is worth listening here. But what a great discovery! On par with some of the best "La Machera Di Cera" work.

But when you will listen to "Equivalencia" and its dual language "vocals" (of which one is French and the other one is unknown to me). Most of the album ("Solitudini" and "Il Babau" combined since there are really not distinction between these two) just sounds as a loooooooooong and boooooring improvisation.

Thanks to the lenght (over fifteen minutes) and the quality (five stars) of "Il Sogno", I will rate this album with three stars. But IMHHO, the remaing three songs are just worth one star. Still, if I do the math (which I almost never do), I can go as far as three stars for this album.

There are definitely too much difficult notes for me here.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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