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Montefeltro - Il Pesce Rosso ... CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.00 | 14 ratings

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5 stars Worth to listen, especially after their hailed, praised, glorified and magnified debut. Yes Il Tempo di Far la Fantasia was more than enough to satisfy and even delight all, as prog fans so the Musea team. But what really extraordinary and unprecedented could be found in that (yes I agree) really excellent album? Something Emersonian, plus something Leviathan-like (I mean late 1980s Italian Leviathan), plus a lot of Via Lumini/Apocalypse-like. Just another excellent prog band appeared, no more than that. An asset to prog, but not a discovery, not a new word in prog. And then, almost a decade later, the second studio album saw the light of day. Not surprisingly, it did not meet the expectations of those who were familiar with the debut album, so unusual and unexpected Il Pesce Rosso... is. Very soft, very delicate, sometimes insinuating, often mysterious. Perhaps sometimes rather chamber than truly progressive. Wonderful female vocals. Romantic arrangements and piano-to-pianissimo instrumentation, in contrast to orotund, energetic and almost aggressive atmosphere of the debut. And everything is distinctive, not similar to anyone else. Of no doubt, the second album by Montefeltro is their genuine creative face. And what a pity that the band's life story ended up with it. Honestly, I'd prefer Montefeltro to have one Il Tempo di Far la Fantasia (yes one is enough!) and at least a few releases in the same direction as Il Pesce Rosso... in their track record.
proghaven | 5/5 |


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