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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Io Sono Nato Libero CD (album) cover


Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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fil karada
5 stars I didn't like this album at first but I think that in time its very rewarding and only some parts of it still hold a challenge to me.

Canto Nomade Per Un Prigioniero Politico - This track is by far the longest and with most ideas in the album, sometimes too many. It begins very softly with a very good piano-playing. After a while the drums start to play and the song gets much more dynamic. This part of the song features some very good vocals, which I love of course, almost accompanied by the piano. The song goes soft again with very atmospheric parts until +- the middle of the song and then begins a jazzy part, and a very nice one I must say. For me the song is excellent until +- 9 minutes but then we have many minutes of rythmic parts or acoustic parts and it becomes a little annoying (one of the acoustic parts will be later developed in Dopo...). Fortunetly we are saved by the bell (well a bit too late) and the band plays again the same jazzy part (also because this jazzy part has a very interesting riff played by the keyboards). This song also features a little awkward ending. Would be 8,5 or even 9 in 10 if the song wouldnt have so many boring parts. 8/10

Non Mi Rompete - Very beautiful acoustic track. The vocals and both the acoustic guitars are excellent here. The verse is perfect but I dont like that much the chorus, especialy the non-spoken vocals, but its not bad. The song also features a keyboard solo with a sound that resembles whistling. Theres not much to be said about this song because it has a simple structure and is very easy to like but I can't really write on paper the quality of this one, check for yourself. 9/10

La Cittą Sottile - A more relaxing music. Features some nice piano and of course vocals. Most of the melody here is made by the piano, vocals and open hi-hat. The music never changes much, it always stays within the same tempo, mood and scale. The song has a short and smooth guitar solo (I always wished Banco would use the guitar more heavily, with more power and feeling). There is a short organ-driven part, the music stops and the vocalist describes la cittį sotile the city of glass (although I dont understand what he says), then we go back to the dominant melody of the song. This one was the last track that I got to like but its really a very simple and soft one. 8,5/10

Dopo...Niente E' Pił Lo Stesso - For me this one is the best track of the album. From what I've heard its about a soldier that returns from the battle of STalingrad and arrives to his homeland, and I think the feelings reflect well on the song. Starts with only the keyboards and drums but soon there is a musical explosion the vocals begin and the music gets faster and heavier. We have a softer part vocal and keyboard dominated. And then we have my favourite part, the main verse: theres such emotion on the vocals, the drums are tireless and the keyboard are also fantastic, the stops add such emotion and suspense to the music and we even have some sort of guitar solo (as ever I wish the guitar would be more powerful).The song goes soft again and theres a description and the main verse is repeated. This song also has a rythmic part with excellent drums and the song ends with the initial keyboard melody. 9,5/10

Traccia II - This is an instrumental part where the band shows a more classical side. Very good piano, majestic keyboards and there are so many layers of sound that the music gets very rich and fantastic. Its a short but great song, perhaps it sould be longer and developed some more ideas but its still good. 8,5/10

My rating: 8,7/10 = 4,4/5 rounded up do five stars (can't really give less than 5 stars to this album)

fil karada | 5/5 |


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