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IO SONO MURPLE

Murple

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.88 | 107 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is a concept album about the adventures of a penguin named Murple. Vocals are in Italian so I can't tell you much about it. While it shows 12 tracks on the back of the cd there really is only two just like the original LP's two side long suites.This recording is outstanding.The first song especially seems to change tempos and moods at every turn. The second track allows them to develope things a little more.

They sure don't stand in one place very long during the first track, perhaps like our penguin Murple. It opens with some spacey atmosphere for a minute then drums and organ take over. We get a calm before 3 minutes and then the song kicks into gear before 3 1/2 minutes. Nice organ ! This is great ! It settles quickly though before kicking back in at 5 1/2 minutes with guitar.This is quite moving. Organ comes ripping in a minute later as the tempo picks up. Vocals for the first time after 7 1/2 minutes and this is an emotional section too. The tempo picks up then settles after 9 1/2 minutes as piano comes in. A fuller sound with vocals 11 1/2 minutes in. I like the guitar here.Vocal melodies and a calm 14 minutes in but then here we go again to the end.

Side two opens with almost 3 minutes of impressive piano melodies and then vocals and guitar take over. Beautiful ! The tempo picks up 5 1/2 minutes in with keys and drums leading the way. It settles with guitar and vocals before 8 minutes and then organ and bass lead the way 9 1/2 minutes in. Vocals are back after 12 minutes and then it kicks back in after 14 minutes. It calms down before 16 minutes to the end. Our penguins escapade is over. Hope he's ok. Haha.

For me this is a solid 4 star record that is very well played and arranged.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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