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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.75 | 25 ratings

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4 stars "Frost Of Watermelon" is the third album of the Italian prog band Court. It was released in 2007, ten years after Court's previous album "Distances" and it's definitely more various, heterogeneous and with a richer sound. The line up features a new guitarist, Marco Strobl who took the place of Andrea Costanza, and some guest musicians... The "recipe" is tasty and well balanced, including "ingredients" like classical and acoustic guitars, mellotron, recorders and glockenspiel along with powerful bass lines, electric guitars and "smashed pumpkins"... Well, the band is not stuck in the past and you can find on this work not only echoes of Genesis and Pink Floyd but also some peculiar "grungy passages".

"I will be back again / Just to step and fly away / Believe me / I founded my world on a dream...". In my opinion the highlights on this album are the dreamy "My World" and the hypnotic and mysterious instrumental "Bridge To Maya". Prog lovers will find very interesting also the long and complex suite "Mad and Child" and the acoustic ballad "When I Lose" featuring mellotron, glockenspiel and recorders... The overall result is very good, so... "Sprinkle on the frost of watermelon" with slivers of dark chocolate, put the bowls in the fridge and serve cold"!

andrea | 4/5 |


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