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IL FIUME

Le Orme

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.49 | 87 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars I found this very disappointing actually. As a big LE ORME fan I guess I was expecting more. At least "Verita Nascoste" had lots of guitar and plenty of aggressive passages.This album is pleasant and light, but for me not in a good way like "Florian".

"Il Fiume (Parte Prima)" opens with an outburst of sound (the first and last) followed by running water as piano comes in.The water returns after 2 minutes then a nice uptempo melody takes over. "Madre Mia" features sitar, vocals and keys. It kicks in before 2 1/2 minutes as drums arrive. "Prima Acqua" is an instrumental led by drums and keys in an uptempo melody. "Chiesa D'Asfalto" features vocals and a catchy beat. "Danza Dell'Acqua" is again led by the drums and keys. Synths arrive 1 1/2 minutes in. Not bad but nothing to write home about.

"Lungo Il Fiume" has a good beat (tablas) with vocals. The background vocals that come and go are a nice touch. "Dove I'Acqua Si Riposa" is a short piano track. "Il Vecchio" is pretty good. A fuller sound after a minute as the tempo continues to change. "La Parola" is a very short vocal / synth tune. "Grande Acqua" opens with strummed guitar as vocals then drums join in. "Il Fiumes (Parte Seconda)" has some prominant bass early. It ends with the sounds of waves and sea gulls.

This is the first of a trilogy. What happened to the guitar ? I can only recommend this to collectors and fans only.

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |

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