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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Stati Di Immaginazione CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 387 ratings

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5 stars This album was made to my order! In fact not, that's just a joke, but I have a feeling it's true! Stati Di Immaginazione proves that in progressive rock music the vocals are not necessary at all. It's strange after all these years, how Premiata Forneria Marconi succeed to release such a great funky progressive rock. So much weak albums in the 80s and hiatus in the 90s... but the reviving begin in 1997, when they reformed and have made Ulisse, followed by stronger album after stronger; at the end of all this story came Stati Di Immaginazione.

An album made by the human aspiration for perfection, Stati Di Immaginazione observe all the laws of music. It's just a sample of harmony, routine and synchrony. All the instruments divide in equal shares the weight of the balance to become a compact piece of greatness. The guitar make crystal solos, the bass - delicate thunder of virtuosity, the drums - magic dispersion, the violin - thin line when we need most and the piano - classic sorrow sound. The songwriting credits are admirable. All the songs are memorable and superb. Unique return to the form from the first three albums. One more time these senior musicians show their apparent advance. It proves, that there isn't such thing as exhausting of the artist. One artist has good and bad moments, but not fully exhausting. The biggest example for that is Stati Di Immaginazione by Premiata Forneria Marconi.

I mentioned that the songs are memorable above. I would like to say something about them now. La terra dell'acqua and Visioni di Archimede are the first and the last songs - they are the landmark compositions of the album. Il mondo in testa begins with an intro from the classic era of the band. Then it continues in jazzy progressive absolute manner - perfect song. La conquista is the funkiest moment on the album (to be precise - the first part of the album). The song continues with the best guitar solo on the album with gradation in terms of the speed. Il sogno di Leonardo and Nederland 1903 are gentle ballad parts of the album with discriminating sense. Cyber alpha and Agua azul are short progressive songs full of implement moments one after another and full of rhythmical ideas.

As whole one of the best PFM's albums and one of the best italian progressive albums. With no concerns - 5 stars!!!

poslednijat_colobar | 5/5 |


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