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REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA

Reale Accademia Di Musica

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 123 ratings

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3 stars Basically this is a primitive Italian pop album.

REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA (Real Academy of Music...good band name!) was one of early Italian as-it-is-said progressive rock bands. Not always with a strong attachment to their skill of play, they pushed Henryk's voice in front of themselves and made a beautiful music style with Federico's romantic keyboard. This self-titled first album, produced by Maurizio Vandelli, was exactly a crystal of five talented men I wanna say. (Anyway, on the inner sleeve a boar is playing violin but no member played violino... :-P )

Back to the review of this brilliant gem. From the beginning (Favola), quiet, warm, and lovely harpsichord flow and slow & smooth bass attacks could make us peaceful. Henryk's vocal is not very good but floating in the sky and our minds and blowing like a breeze. Country or folk flavour we can love much. On the contrary, sad piano sound leads the second track Il Mattino to the heaven...with Italian atmosphere in the voice. In the middle part, string section weeps and passes away...especially piano sound is well-oriental, not simply oriental but hot southern sound I always feel. 'Eavy rhythm section follows after that...but the core of this song is absolutely the mixture of sad piano and sad voice... Hum, there's such a light and gentle song Ognuno Sa. Light percussion and bass are our pleasure. Comfortable. Well, the B-side first track Padre can always remind me Alphataurus...(!) Of course, not completely same. :-) Melancholic voice and keyboard are very amazing. Oh, yea, that is, B-side is a dark one I find now! Lavoro In Citta' has a vivid and jazzy keyboard solo and voice as a spell casted by Henryk, with heavy rock sound. Without myself I always say this is the first heavy prog! But wait, the next stage has so kind and calm ballad sounds...but with heavy guitar and bass sounds. Their various facts are in the song. So impressive. Vertigine is a vertigo surely. Heavy heavy keyboard solo with 'doom-doom :-)' bass and drums. Voice is also on vertigo...and could let us dizzy-dizzy. This song is the most heavy and dizzying one in the album. Plenty of atmosphere are around us. The last stage! Let's dizzy, friends! Tap tap...

I consider this terrific album can't be given a absolute RPI definition but is the beginning of RPI. How do you think?

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |

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