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PER UN AMICO

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.42 | 1078 ratings

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Ferrostaal
5 stars One of PFM'S finest album ever (although my favorite one is still L'isola di Niente).

This is a description of beauty from top to bottom: mellotron, flutes, guitar, moog's; all contribute to make this solid album a great piece of italian prog. From the beginning, Appena un Po describes such a beautiful mellotron crescendo that makes me imagine of any other beautiful dawn at my altiplane city, then it softly floods to to make it a kickass prog proper of Pfm's musicians, Pagani's flute can also be noticed not as something leading but always making a good company, that's quite beautiful, detail. My favorite sound in this piece of music is the mellotron after the fine chorus that makes a basis for the beloved moog, I just love that Mellotron's passage. Generale's a typicall contribution of action made by Franco Mussida, this march they make describes me a gentle general leading lil toy soldiers, of course it will be a crime If I forget Franz di Cioccio that makes a great appearance in this song, he shows his art and somehow reminds you that he is one of the best drummers in Italy. Per un Amico, was one of the first songs I heard from Pfm, it captivated me since the first time I heard it, and that motivated me to get this record. Per un Amico changes sceneries like a thunderstorm, the violin rocks along, moog gives that unearth touch when finally jazzy piano scratchs announce the end of the song, where moog appears again giving some feeling of mistery at the very end. Il Banchetto sounds kinda pop from pfm, anyway is a beautiful description of Premoli's art in the synthesizer, this has become one of Pfm's anthems. And we come to the end of the album with Geranio, where they retake the beauty made by Appena un po, the clasiccism made by flute and guitar becomes a whisper of Pagani's youth to my ears, something you'll probably wont find in music Nowadays.

I recommend this art jewel, it will increase your fantasy.

Ferrostaal | 5/5 |

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