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L' Estate Di San Martino - Alder CD (album) cover


L' Estate Di San Martino


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.97 | 11 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars This is an Italian formation (from the wonderful city Perugia) that was founded in 1975. Early The Eighties they started to work out a concept story about a fisherman who makes an imaginary journey to Knowledge. In 1983 the band made recordings during two nights, it took 23 years before the prolific Italian progrock label Btf. released it on CD, it has been issued in a beautiful mini gatefold package.

The ten compositions on the album Alder sound quite mellow with lots of twanging acoustic guitars and some flute, it reminds me of the folky side of early Genesis. The keyboards are a bit on the background featuring some synthesizer flights, a bit of Grand piano, at those moments I like Alder their in general 'pastoral prog', embellished with beautiful Italian vocals and some moving electric guitarwork. A nice album, no more or less in my opinoin, it will please the more romantic progheads.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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