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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.40 | 1783 ratings

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4 stars This is the first Italian album I have ever heard. It really spurred me on to get some more albums from this scene. This scene is most definite a scene to explore further. This album is regarded as the album who sums up the whole scene. In that case, this scene seems a bit more poetic in style than the rest of the symphonic prog scene. Maybe that's the difference between the Italian Symphonic Prog and Symphonic Prog scene ? Or is it Italy vs the rest of the world ? I do not know. I do not care. I just indulge myself in both scenes.

OK....... I am supposed to write about music ? I thought this is the Playboy Magazine and you all wanted to know more about my four girlfriends. The music ! The music is both based on the usual prog rock electric instruments in addition to acoustic instruments like flute, violin and piano. Something which creates an unique sound. The opening track Appena un Po is absolute brilliant with haunting moog, flute and violins. The rest of the album too is superb. The second track Generale is in particular superb with good vocals and keys. The solo parts midway through it is sublime. I also rate the title track very highly.

The music is not easy to access. It took me a lot of time to get into this album due to it's intricate nature. The (Italian) vocals is brilliant and adds colourful textures to the music. It is an overall beautiful album and I can see myself as a fan of Italian prog in some months time when I have digested some more albums. This is a highly recommended album.

4 stars although I really mean 5 stars. But the Prog Archives rules need to be respected.

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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