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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 785 ratings

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5 stars Despite other magnificent releases from this fine band i find L'isola di Niente as the best album ever recorded by PFM in their whole career. This album contains the most charming andgorgeous melodies such as Docle Maria or La Luna Nuova, and from my humble point of view I have found PFM as a band plenty of harmony and hoy compared to similar other bands that come from the italian scene (other bands nevertheless are quite overwhelming such as Museo Rosenbach, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Biglietto Per L'inferno, Alphataurus, etc etc, others are dramatic like Banco del Mutuo Soccorso).

L'isola di Niente, an obscure suite opens the record with that voice chorus which makes you think of a grey day, and it flows naturally making a mistery inside your mind. Then a concept melody can be felt after this chorus, where Franco Mussida makes its great performance in the overdrive guitar. In my poor Italian I can find precious lyrics of armies and islands that are well written (despite the other melodies that were supported by Pete Sinfield in Photos of Ghost, the american version), guitar makes great harmony with flutes and hammond, and the best comes at the end when the chorus appears again, the end is the best part of the song which Mussida drawas a dark atmosphere among the guitars that often remind me of those grey sunsets in Italy. Is My Face on straight saves the same lyrics as in the american release, a ludic piece of music quite conceptual and hardly found in Pfms predecesors, lyrics are for me akward but this Avant-Garde piece flows till the end with a beautiful work made by Flavio Premoli and he voices of Mauro Pagani. La Luna Nuova, for me is the best song ever written by PFM, its just a beautiful song of hope and sunlightened nights in Italy that can be emulated in your same position, I have this beautoful feeling when I listen to this song, Mussida's work accomplish a good competition between Flavio Premoli, as I said before its a kickass guitar. The violins and moog synth are also well appreciated in this song. Dolcissima Maria is a beautiful piece of music that could make me cry (yes, me too), a soft passage of flutes and mellotrons so pure and beautiful, this song represents an inmaculate song that is definitely better than Christian songs.

Via Lumiere closes the disc with a great job made by Pfm's new bassist Patrick Djivas, a complete jazz rock piece that is influenced by Di Cioccio and Djivas, well constructed and superb, all the notes used here are jazzistic and I just love it. its a great mix.


Ferrostaal | 5/5 |


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