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La Bottega dell'Arte


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.45 | 31 ratings

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1 stars I honestly don't understand why this band is listed in PA.

They're not a horrible band and they're musically talented. I would just like to offer a warning to others out there exploring the italian prog scene who stumble upon comments comparing this band to the likes of other italian prog acts.

These guys are *not* in the same class of music as Le Orme or Locanda Della Fate, etc... Not even close or in the same galaxy.

This is not progressive music. It's basically italian beat/pop with a boy meets girl, girl leaves boy, boy misses girl, girl wants nothing to do with boy, boy sobs and cries and begs for the girl to take him back, etc..-type themes ad nauseum.

Don't get me wrong as I enjoy italian beat pop to the likes of Capricorn College and I, Pooh (Parsifal is a beautiful album), etc.. but this album is miles below that as it reminds me more of the DeFranco Family - It's a Heartbeat, It's a lovebeat sort of stuff if you get my drift. The singer has high pitched vocals which are particularly annoying. He sounds like he's love sick for the girl who dumped him and I hope that he was able to deal with his emotional problems and issues because he sure saturated this album with them.

Unlike Capricorn College (which I find to be pretty decent and worth listening to), this album is loaded with super-corny melodies and vocals that belong on some old Brady Bunch episode. For those who remember the Bradies singing When it's time to change (with Peter's voice changing as a result of his 13th birthday), I can tell you that the Brady's song is more progressive than the music that you will hear on this album.

I can't stress enough that I *do* like italian melodic pop to the likes of Capricorn College, Angelo Branduardi (Alla Fiera Dell'Este is good), Lucio Battisti, and I Pooh's Parsifal as those albums are not corny and love-sick-sounding. This Bottega Del Arte band sounds like a bunch of 14 year old teenagers singing in the ad nauseum Brady Bunch / Partridge Family style.

Buy with caution. I'll almost pay someone to take this cd off my hands as I really can't see myself listening to this again. The singer is just really dripping with syrup and whining and crying. This stuff is so corny that it makes The Monkees sound as serious/intense as the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew jazz compositions.

Somebody please tell me how this album/band could be spoken in the same breath as the likes of Le Orme, Osanna, Locanda Della Fate?? In-fact, someone please tell me how these guys could be spoken in the same breath as even Capricorn College or La Famiglia Di Ortega as those 2 bands were magnitudes better in the genre.

I maybe think Barry Manilow would like this album? It's similar in style. Add a lot of cheese and whine to the music too.

Boy meets girl, girl breaks boy's heart, boy cries for lost love under the tree, etc... Bah!!!!

Where's my Osanna Palepoli album?

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