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Areknamés - Live At Burg Herzberg Festival 2007 CD (album) cover




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3.22 | 18 ratings

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3 stars This live show, by the excellent Italian prog band Araknamés, who implements 70's sound and approach in a very natural and genuine way, took place in Burg Herzberg festival. The overall sound of this show is very liberated, flowing and catchy, unlike their very complex last studio album, 'Love hate round trip'.

There are lots of jams in this show, integrated in the songs, and each member gets his own chance to express. The improvisations are nice, in psychedelic mood, but not something very special. The best moments comes unsurprisingly from keyboardist Michele Epifani, leader, vocalist and composer, on his Hammond organ.

Most of the tracks are new materials, which add a lot of interest to this show. The opener 'Dateless Diary' contains dramatic atmosphere, some mood changes, and interesting harmonies played on the mellotron. It fades out with a strong slap bass riff. Excellent!

The next song, 'The Prison that few can see' is mellow, and contains a lot of jams. It's a long track that clocks in about 17 minuets that maybe in studio album would be considered as too long, but here, in this live show it's really OK and flow very nice and smooth.

The last track in this show is 'Boredom' from the first album. This track makes me eagerly want to listen to this album as soon as I can. It's an excellent track which start with fast riffs and than burst into some blistering rock riffs and pathos vocals. Drummer Luca Falsetti makes his own solo here, a long one accompanied with evasive playing from the rest members. This ends up this very enjoyable and pleasant show.

And at last the band is invited to have some beer .

ShW1 | 3/5 |


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