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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contaminazione CD (album) cover


Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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5 stars I see the contaminated world is a beautiful world.

For only one year, what should alter IL ROVESCIO DELLA MEDAGLIA (RDM) into a really progressive band? Before listening to Contaminazione, I've heard their previous two albums. The first album was one of the heaviest products of all Italian progressive ones in 1971 and I think this is a great one in that period. The second got freer style than the first but the mainstream was almost same.

In spite of previous heavy (but not lyrical) style, Contaminazione, the third album is quite different from previous ones. I consider the most important point is RDM could bring keyboard as one of the main instrumentals, and could make good use of the strings. Of course, we can't tell the point without the keyboard player FRANCO DI SABBATINO and LUIS ENRIQUEZ BACALOV's production (Luis is the producer of Concerto Grosso and Milano Calibro 9) . I'm sure, whatever we say, this aggressive change was the potential and motivation of RDM itself.

In this work, sounds of guitar and percussion is as heavy as previously, and there is lyrical and fantastic style previously unexpressive. Classical melody is brought from Bach's and this is written on the sleeve. Wonderfully and interestingly, this work is balanced between heavy guitar & percussion and lyrical keyboard and strings. Namely, this balance is the core of Italian Progressive Rock World. RDM could do this for only one year...and soon be broken out...oh well, as Close To The Edge by Yes, to be broken away after climbing the top of the mountain (named as Italian Progressive Rock) is the destiny, isn't it? Even if it's so, we are very happy to listen to this excellent album. I wanna say, Contaminazione is one of the most brilliant of all progressive rock albums.


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