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New Trolls Atomic System


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.81 | 37 ratings

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4 stars "Tempi Dispari" is a magical live album from 1974 by the ATOMIC SYSTEM variation of The NEW TROLLS, led by guitarist Vittorio De Scalzi after three members left to form what would end up being IBIS. De Scalzi is joined by future Nova keyboards player Renato Rosset, who influences this variation in a more jazzy oriented way than any other NEW TROLLS incarnation. The band play here two side-long suites with side 1 really exploring the Jazz theme and side 2 including a theme from "Concerto Grosso 1" of excellent and innovative music with very heavy Miles Davis-like jazz prog rock influences. This is actually an unbelievable album to be honest and a real severe departure from the traditional NEW TROLLS sound delving more into the modal aspects of early SOFT MACHINE and early Herbie Hancock... mostly I think due to the addition of sax. Although jazz rock dominated this album also contains some pretty spacey/trippy segments. Side 2 is more of I guess what you would expect from the TROLLS with heavier guitar and more of an electric prog direction sound but still the freaked out sax really bring new sound to this group... a great album which I love.
loserboy | 4/5 |


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