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Futuro Antico - D'ai primitivi all'elettronica CD (album) cover


Futuro Antico


Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 12 ratings

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4 stars A pleasant album by Futuro Antico!

It is always a pleasurte to listen to this album, i use to do it in several situations, if i'm tired or had a difficult day or i am not in the mood to listen to the first thing i see, but so far i have always felt great when i listen to this album, it is full of an inner peace that make you feel calm and relaxed.

I discovered this gem thanks to a good friend from Guatemala (once member of PA, pepefloyd) whose musical tastes are alike to mines, and who always surprises me with some recommendations.

If you have read my reviews, you may know then that i try to give you some details about the band or artist before writing the review of the album itself, this time that will not happen since to be honest i don't know anything about Futuro Antico, i just know what i read in their bio here and the previous reviews, so it's not accurate to write something that can be seen in other people's reviews, what i can tell you is that this was a band created by Italian people with an orientation to the electronic, ambiental and folkish eastern music.

This album was released in 1980 and is entitled D' ai Primitivi all' elettronica and features 5 songs and a total time of almost 40 minutes of pure bliss.

It opens with Eco Raga by the name you can judge the kind of music played here, well first of all let me tell you that this is an instrumental album, and yes, this song shows a beautiful and peaceful feeling made by a folkish background while a sitar and some flutes are playing here and there, the mood created gives you instantly a sense of relaxation, why not meditation if you use to do that.

Piano Synt is the first long song, the opener was a short one just like an introduction to the album's main goal, which in my opinion is to take you directly to the music's mood, the different atmospheres will invite you to continue to this trip of relaxation and harmony for your ears, i can assure you that you will feel better when you have already finished the album, this song has a lot of instruments involved, while sometimes it seems only to be playing some piano, synths and percussion, if you listen carefully you will notice a mix of several peculiar sounds, made of course by some unusual instruments that give the album the ambiental and electronic style.

Next one is Sinikoro Kuma which is probably the song that keeps in my mind easily, it does have a rythm made by the percussion, i dont really know if there are some cymbals or xilophone sound over there, at the second half of the song there is an spacey atmosphere with some mother nature sounds that fill the song in an excellent way.

Concrete Music / Oa Oa , man this is pure bliss and what a trip you can have here, it's impossible not to say that if you close your eyes, you will be captured by the music's intriguing sound, this is the epic track of the album with more than 15 minutes, and it opens with a sound that may figure some glass breaking or something, and the song is progressin gradually, little by little until you are totally inside of it. What we can listen here are a lot of things that may be described with several adjectives, the music is peaceful, spiritual, atmospheric, folkish, even new age, it's a song full of inner secrets that you will discover while it runs, through the minutes there will be nothing more surrounding you but this. Following the previous songs characterization, this track provides you an exquisite percussion sound and a no less exquisite flute delicate effort, while there is always a use of the synths creating the background and atmospherical effects, there are some moments that also reminds me to some traditional and ethnic mexican music.

The album ends with Suoni Naturali which in my opinion is the strangest track since it has a different flavour in the beginning, i will concour with a previous reviewer who said that this sounds like a ritual, i am not stealing his phrase but i simply think the same here. There are some enviromental sounds, an african percussion and the flute that always immerses you to the deepest atmospheres of the album.

An album that i enjoy a lot when i listen to it, it is not for everyone that's sure and it is not a masterpiece either, but believe me, this music provokes in me a beautiful sense of peace and tranquility, and i believe it's highly recommendable to any prog fan, so my final grade is 4 stars!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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