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Lorenzo Monni


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.00 | 2 ratings

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4 stars Lorenzo Monni is a young Italian artist who lives in San DonÓ di Piave, a small town near Venice. He is a multi instrumentist with a classical background and his aim is to blend classical influences with rock and electronic music. In 2007 he released his first album "Death Of Future Men", self produced, where he proved to be a brilliant and original composer. It is a completely instrumental work and it should be of interest for fans of Franco Battiato, Goblin, King Crimson, Pink Floyd...

The opener "Dust" is excellent. There's a strong classical symphonic feeling and a peculiar exotic flavour on this track. In my opinion it gets along very well with the art cover and it could be a perfect soundtrack for a video based on Pierre Benoit's beautiful novel "L'Atlantide" (translated in English as "The Queen Of Atlantis")... Dust, sand, water, a forgotten oasis in the Sahara, mysterious and dangerous women, adventure, the myth of the lost continent Atlantis that comes true and appears like a mirage where love, dreams and nightmares are mixed up together...

Next tracks "Visions", "Last Touch" and "Humans Against Alien-Cats" every now and again could slightly remind of some works of Pink Floyd or Alan Parsons Project, but there's no plagiarism at all and all you have to do is close your eyes and let the music stir your emotions and set your imagination free... Then comes "Anatomy Of Water Phobia" that could mirror the atmosphere of some Dario Argento's films featuring Goblin soundtracks and that is my favourite track on this album along with the opener. Next piece "Viale Notturno" has a dark and crepuscular feeling, while the last track begins with a classical guitar intro leading to another musical journey in exotic territories... A very nice finale for a very interesting good album!

The album has been released under Creative Commons Licence and it can be legally downloaded for free from the official website of the artist. Have a try, I'm sure you won't waste your time!

andrea | 4/5 |


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