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IO SONO MURPLE

Murple

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.90 | 104 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars As many other Italian bands from the seventies, Murple only released one album. But a very good one. And the good news, is that they have just released a second one called Quadri Di Un Esposizione

It consists of two epic songs which are very well written IMO. The first one is a fantastic journey into the best of the Italian repertoire. Lush keyboards are wonderful. At times really hard while subtle and almost classic during other moments.

The vocal parts, although scarce are very pleasant as well. The whole piece is extremely varied; it is changing mood every minute or two. The listener has really no time to breathe and install himself in some comfortable and tranquil musical experience. His senses are always in alert during the whole of this long track, or combination of short tracks (the whole clocking at just over seventeen minutes).

The closing section is an extraordinary fusion between guitars and frenetic organ. Such a beautiful way to end a great piece of music.

The second track, is not as strong (but was it possible?). It sounds less cohesive, more a collection of several parts put together to fit an epic costume (which is the case by the way). It sounds also less personal, more Genesis. But the experience is also worth.

The piano play from Preludio is majestic, vocal sections are still emotive (Tra I Fili), the frenzy of the keys during Variazoni completely breaks the soft mood (which was not too bad at this time). The Fratello part features weaker vocals although the instrumental section is quite good actually. Just like Un Mundo Cosí.

This is a very good album which I rate with four stars. An Italian jewel (as there are so many.).

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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