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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Per Un Amico CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.41 | 1275 ratings

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5 stars This album puzzles me.......but let me first begin with remarking the absolutely share beauty of this album......That indeed from time to time tends to come up with a bunch of absolutely fantastic melodies from several have commented that coming on like extremely romantic....I however rather tend to think that the albums sounds rather medieval...the use of folky elements constantly is placing you back to a medieval town, that is surrounded by great walls where all kinds of people are roaming on a market, that all come there for their own reasons, to sell something, to perform drama or to make music....It creates the picture of a soceity that lives much closer to nature than we that still did not loose is primitive edges.....The ones that would be praised by Rousseau.......when he stated that we should go back to nature......

The sound of this album tends too.....sound alot like the early Genesis...especially when the entire band comes out of the closet and play. It also has rather Crimson side.....especially the then suddlety and then the fully blown sound of the Mellotron are very much what we are used of King Crimson....On the other side the albums often reminds me of folky side that is so often visible on the first 2 albums of Anthony Philips..........

However this album also can tend to get quite wild or chaotic.....especially when the band is fulling out the stops....they show great technical ability in doing this and show great reseblamce with King Crimson. Personally Im more fund of the softer parts, where they use accoustic guitar, flute or this I think the album really is excelent and abble to create such a beautifull atmosphere.

All in all highly recomanded.

Daniel1974nl | 5/5 |


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