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L'ISOLA DI NIENTE

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.26 | 493 ratings

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4 stars First I wanna say the fourth track 'Dolcissima Maria' is, same as 'Chi Mi Puo' Capire' by New Trolls, one of the most beautiful songs of all in Italian Progressive Rock world.

Beg your pardon but I think this song is the highlight of this album. For what it's worth, I'm a little sad that the sound of this song is too weak and low (whispering?) for me to hear. But always I can't help weeping with listening to it.

Of course, all songs and contents of this album are excellent. On the first track L'Isola di Niente, opera-like chorus can make us quiet but thump-thump (!), and immediately flying rock sound including guitar, bass and percussion can really fly over us. We should be punched away by echoed and floated voice. This song might love sudden changes I suggest. Chorus with quiet, typical rock sound, and streaming keyboard work are all intertwined with each other and rush to the end. The second Is My Face On Straight is slightly cheap (sorry!) English song but one of my faves. Not kiddin'! There's an atmosphere of PFM's pleasure and happiness, and I always get their relaxed feeling. Unconsciously I want to sing to the song... :-)

The third La Luna Nuova has more peculiar tempo and beat, more aggressive percussion play, louder (!) flute sound...all great plays and works can be mixed and establish the complete PFMWORLD. Very strong, very impressive! The last Via Lumiere looks (hears?) like a rampant horse. Guitar's hard-edge and strict rhythm section should make the song perfectly. Indeed this song doesn't have the PFM flavour, but might be suitable for getting more worldwide...not my fave.

To tell the truth, the album is the best PFM's one for me. But I'm afraid they were too conscious of worldwide in this work.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |

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