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Semiramis - Dedicato a Frazz CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.05 | 262 ratings

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4 stars Hey, these guys are no jokers; they don't play with the cards. SEMIRAMIS are really powerful and amazing. Could someone believe that many many years ago I disdained "Dedicato A Frazz"? Well, a sad story but I thought initially they were a mere pop band and later some silly soul whispered in my ears that this release was only a kind of jazz jam recording, and then I had to drive my savings to another direction. For my surprise I found them (band & album) here in the Archives and I decided to get this album and. if repent could kill, I'd be dead for years. A jaw-breaking experience, believe me!

You're not supposed to take a rest; all tracks are nervous, explosive, and catchy in the finest progressive vein. Here one will find a cluster of tunes, harmonies, and textures that compose the cream of our beloved genre and most specifically the Italian scenario: a flurry of synths, guitars, drums and vibes working accordingly, supported by non-spoiling vocals. It's a pity that the production isn't exempt of flaws and sometimes the sound looks like coming from a distant place, disturbing the hearing a little bit.

The atmosphere settled in the symphonic rock, is completed by jazzy intermezzos, folk touches, classic elements and generous portions of hard-rock which can be easily perceived within the opening track, 'La bottega del rigattiere', where quaint intro chords give room to a short folk section soon replaced by mesmerizing tunes, absolutely stunning - you're picked and starts to salivate just waiting the next song, 'Luna Park' that keeps the mood and goes even more frenetic and exquisite.

'Un zoo di vetro' starts chilling a bit the overall warmth but immediately the temperature rises again and the seesaw movement persists throughout the track astonishingly. 'Per una strada affollata' fastens the bond - you're definitely imprisoned. 'Dietro una porta di carta' brings some of the softer moments in the album, but it's elusive, the power is still on! 'Frazz' and 'Clown', the last tracks, summarize everything you heard before and adds even more spices to the dish. And then it's over and you'll need a bath to wash out the sweat.


Atkingani | 4/5 |


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