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LOGOS

Giorgio C. Neri

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.06 | 13 ratings

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ProgShine
5 stars The review as follows, was originally in my Prog Rock website, http://www.progshine.com . Black Widow kindly sent me a copy of this great work and Giorgio gives me a exclusive interview too.

Review: 01. Intro A concept album there must have a good introduction, in this case's what we've got, atmospheric, and prophetic, nothing more fair to talk about the Creation. Logos, in Christian theology means Jesus Christ, or The Word, as it is written in the Gospel of John, which is mentioned in the CD insert: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." More information on Wikipedia (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Logos) The baby in the background may mean The birth.

02. Id & Trad The second track is energetic, it is difficult to note that Giorgio played all instruments (except the drums that was played by Roberto Maragliano), since everything has a fantastic unity. While the bass come in the front along with the drums and guitars and synthesizers are in the background of music, the guitar style has a David Gilmour appeal and the synthesizer is more to the psychedelic rock of the end of the 60s like Gong. It is a theme that despite being extended by three and a half minutes is not weariful, in opposite, it makes you shake our heads without stopping. At the end of the song the guitar makes the sound takes a prophetic tone, especially with the vocals.

03. Alleanza The third track on the album follows the same line of the second one, both songs begin agitated, a fact unprecedented in Progressive Rock, but here who controls are the keyboards and synthesizers, creating a 'bed' full of melodies. In the second part of the music who takes care of the melodies and the solos is the guitar, and it is clear that in certain parts Giorgio has a good influence of Gilmour, at least with respect of his tone.

04. Seconda Navigazione Stuck together in this song it's in the same line of ours so beloved Italian progressive rock recorded in the 70's, the narrative of Vittorio Ristagno have a prophetic tone, his voice is deep, for a moment reminded me Antonius Rex and Jacula, and break a little the tone of 'fun' that had brought the previous track.

05. Addio In Addio we've got a theme for the piano that is right followed by flutes and guitars. What drew my attention in Logos so far is that Giorgio do not recorded a 'dark' album, usually this style of sound, especially when dealing with Italian Progressive Rock, it is dark and cloudly, these moments appear on the disc, but not majority and although the album is practically instrumental, the voice is not an absence felt.

06. Le Braccia E Le Ali Begin slowly, giving continuity to the previous track, almost in the third minute of the song the beat goes up in a fast and crazy rhythm. From then alternating moments of calm with the piano, quick moments of drums, bass and guitar, and reflective moments with emphasis on psaltery (harpsichord) and acoustic guitar.

07. War War! How could no longer be the track is accompanied by a 'soundtrack of hell', the initial forty seconds delivers to the listener a true epiphany noise with shots, screams and explosions. Suddenly a small part with coral, and another explosion.

08. Godino 7 (a) Keyboards and synthesizers, percussions that travel from one side to other in the speakers, and at the background, whether through the imperceptible the already known guitar from Giorgio. In this theme the acoustic guitar is fully present, doing the main melody and carrying the prophetic tone of the track.

09. Godino 7 (b) The second part of Godino 7 comes with a synthesizer solo, but I can't just ignore the bass line that Giorgio built, a line hypnotic and fantastic. Another track that (for my joy) is a little more 'rock'. The end brings us an unusual bagpipe.

10. Il Tuono Cannon The tenth track on the record in my opinion is a song that most reminds us The Italian Progressive Rock, especially the great band Premiata Forneria Marconi, and is also the only track with a singer and lyrics. It is good to hear a track that leads straight to the 70's, mainly to the Per Un Amico (1972) record from PFM.

11. Per Tutti Per Nessuno E At the sound of birds and an instrumental more 'modern' Vittorio Ristagno recite a passage from Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra!

12. L'ultima Danza This reminded me of G.B. Picker's Freedom Of Expression, I bet you always ask yourselves which was the name of the theme of the opening of the Rede Globo tv show Globo Repórter (in Brazil), so now you know (laughs), but only the introduction, then Giorgio introduces a calm theme driven by the twin guitars and melody differently. It's the longest theme on the album (9:17) is full of rhythmic variations and nuances, a genuine factory of sounds and melodies, in my view the emphasis is on final melody, which begins there by the eighth minute of the song, calm and beautiful.

13. Sipario The last track of the album begins with the piano, low and dark, soon guitars and acoustic guitar are added to the piano so that the original melody is a little less dense. Thus ending with a record that for sure is a big surprise for the Progressive Rock of the 00's.

It's amazing how the years go by and you think there is nothing to surprise you in music, but, there it is, the italian Giorgio C. Neri can do it. High level!

ProgShine | 5/5 |

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