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Alusa Fallax


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.03 | 228 ratings

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3 stars I was expecting a lot more from this album, having read the rave reviews.

There are of course some jewels on this work, but not plenty. The first one is the beautiful "Non Fatemi Caso". Vocals are extremely dense and wonderful. Perfectly in-line with a fantastic keyboards play. A very nice melody, so sweet but severe at the same time. An excellent song.

The band remains in the symph genre with the instrumental "Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione" which is a bit naïve; almost classical for most of it, it turns into the jazzy territory for the finale. I rather prefer the music of "Alusa Fallax" while they stick to the symph genre.

Like "Fuori Di Me Dentro Di Me" which again features the great Duty Circla on the vocals. This man has a gift to transmit his passion (even if I don't speak Italian, I can feel it). He can almost be compared to the great ones of the genre (Francesco from Banco, for instance).

Some Tull influences are to be noticed during the intro of "Riflessioni Al Tramonto" (flute of course). It is another (short) passionate song which could have been developed a little more. It stops abruptly while an interesting sax solo was starting.

If ever you are looking to one blunder, you'll get it under the form of "Perchè Ho Venduto Il Mio Sangue". A short recitation with improvised background noises. Forget about this one and fully appreciate the more optimistic "Per Iniziare Una Vita".

I have the impression that during "Cio Che Nasce Con Me", Duty Circla seems to force his hoarse vocal style a bit too much (as if he was trying to emulate Joe Cocker). Still, its melody is captivating even if the chorus sounds a bit childish.

The second source of inspiration of the band is jazz music. The opener "Soliloquio" as well as "Il Peso Delle Tradizioni" are not my cup of tea. I can't help, I'm not really into this style of music. Although "Carta Carbone" also flirts with it, the combination of good percussions, flute and vocals are providing some fine elements to this track.

"E Oggi" has definite links with VDGG. Oppressive and dark music, somewhat chaotic. Lots of different instruments holds the leading role each at their time which leads to the feeling of a certain lack in cohesion. This is even more evident during the intro of "E Cosi Poco Quel Che Conosco". The band tries to rock but they are not convincing in this role. A weak and noisy song.

The closing number is a bit of a combination of jazz, harder elements and sweet Italian symph. Beautiful fluting again, which adds a lot of charm and lightness. Since this song is a bit longer (almost six minutes), it is more varied and it would have interesting to see the band investigating more into longer and more complex songs in their next album.

But there won't be any since the history of "Alusa Fallax" starts and stops with this good album. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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