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Periferia Del Mondo - In Ogni Luogo In Ogni Tempo CD (album) cover


Periferia Del Mondo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.04 | 18 ratings

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3 stars PERIFERIA DEL MONDO are another jazz rock outfit coming from Italy,who were founded in Rome by mid-90's.The band managed to debut in 2000 with the eponymous album ''Periferia del mondo'' and,despite categorized as jazz rock,this album offers a blend of musical styles like jazz,funk,symphonic and psychedelic rock.

The start of the album is excellent.''L'infedele'' features an amazing AREA-related intro and outro with beautiful clarinet,heavy guitars and nice keyboards,while the middle section is dominated by the expressive vocals of Francesco DiGiacomo.Not surprisingly this section is similar to the best works of BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCROSO.Despite the amazing start,the next songs do not offer the same level of high expectations.''Ladro'' is an average funky/jazz track comparable to NIACIN,while the next track ''Leave your daily'' is an interesting one with a funky synth start and a beautiful symphonic ending section.''I bless the night'' is an amateur dull ballad with english lyrics but with heavy italian accent,not my cup of tea.''Meltemi'' is a strange track.Despite some vocals and a jazz rock arrangement in the starting section,the track soon delivers some kind of spacey/psychedelic music for about 5 min with loops and keyboard effects and the jazz face of the band returns at the end again.''In ogni luogo''... comes next and its a great one.Alternating between heavy guitar moments and acoustic/vocal dominated ones with some addition of good sax,this track shows the talent of the band.In ''Brand-Y'' the funky face of the band returns but soon the track delivers only some drum solos by Tony Zito,so at the end the interest for the track is limited to zero.The 12-min. ''The ghost'' is also sung in english (I prefer the italian language for the Italians) and delivers the more symphonic/eclectic face of the band with average results.Some nice piano and acoustic guitar,very good sax,beautiful background keyboards are what you will meet in this one, but unfortunately the sound of the heavy electric guitar spoils the good arrangement as it sounds a bit out of the whole atmosphere...

PERIFERIA DEL MONDO are a band with talent and good potential for the future.My personal recommendations would be a more specific style of playing and the language of the lyrics to be limited in italia.For now,this is a decent 3 star album,easily recommendable to those who like a variety of rock styles in a single album,maybe with a heavier jazz dose....

apps79 | 3/5 |


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