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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars This their third studio record features more synths then in the past, and it just seems softer over all. This is also my favourite from them followed by the debut. BANCO have a new guitarist on board for this album.

"Canto Nomade Per Un Prigioniero Politico" is an almost 16 minute journey through different moods and styles. It's a real trip. It opens in a mellow way with vocals and then piano, this isn't far from GENESIS territory. A change before 2 minutes as drums and guitar come in followed by some vibes.The tempo picks up before 3 minutes. Great sound. Some organ joins in. It calms down 5 minutes in before kicking back in dramatically after 6 minutes. Spacey is the word a minute later before it kicks back in around 7 1/2 minutes to a powerful section. Love the guitar 9 minutes in followed by strummed guitar and tons of percussion. Check out the percussion 12 1/2 minutes in ! Acoustic guitar 13 minutes in. A collage of sounds 14 minutes in to the end.

"Non Mi Rompete" is a beautiful 5 minute track of acoustic guitar and gentle vocals. Vocal melodies as the tempo picks up 1 1/2 minutes in. The contrast continues. Gorgeous song. "La Citta Sottile" and the opening song are my favourite tracks on here. It opens with piano while vocals arrive a minute in. Spoken words and guitar 1 1/2 minutes in. I really like the drums and organ before 2 minutes. Synths follow.The guitar sounds so pleasant before 3 1/2 minutes as organ and other beautiful sounds can be heard. Spoken words and a spacey soundscape 5 minutes in. Back to main melody after 6 minutes. "Dopo...Niente E Piu Lo Stesso" is light and uptempo early. Vocals a minute in. Synths and drums lead the way with vocals. A change 2 minutes in as the tempo slows down. It kicks back in 4 1/2 minutes. I like the guitar and bass 5 1/2 minutes in. Spoken words 6 minutes in with harpsichord. Some excellent guitar and drumming before 7 1/2 minutes and I love the spacey synths that follow. From 8 1/2 minutes to the end it's pretty mellow. "Traccia II" is a short piano dominated song that builds to a full sound.

In my opinion the first three albums from this band are classics.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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