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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.02 | 382 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars.This of course is the English version of "L'Isola Di Niente", which happens to be my favourite PFM record. I don't know if it's just me but for some reason this English version sounds better instrumentally, while I prefer the Italian vocals of the original. So I guess it's a bit of a saw off isn't it. Both are essential in my opinion.

"The Mountain" opens with about 2 minutes of choir before it kicks into the main melody. I love when it does that ! Nice bass before 3 minutes as vocals arrive. Howe-like guitar follows. We get a calm before a full sound returns after 6 minutes.The intro is reprised after 7 minutes with some nice lazy guitar coming in late. "Just Look Away" opens with reserved vocals and a pastoral soundscape. Violin a minute in followed by a vocal melody. Nice. The flute and mellotron 3 minutes in sound great.

"The World Became The World" is classic PFM. When the full sound arrives 1 1/2 minutes in it's so emotional, and there's that gorgeous mellotron as well. "Four Holes In The Ground" builds into an excellent melody with some incredible bass. Vocals and a calm 3 minutes in. Killer bass as it kicks back in before 4 minutes. "Is My Face On Straight" has this beautiful soundscape after a minute before it changes, it still sounds amazing though. "Have Your Cake And Beat It" has a wild bass intro before it kicks into gear before 2 minutes with some screaming sax. It settles down 3 minutes in as the tempo continues to change.Great sound before 5 minutes.

There are no weak tracks here, this really is a treasure.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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