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DOLCE ACQUA

Delirium

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.82 | 112 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is one of the earlier Italian prog releases coming out in 1971. Acoustic guitar, flute and piano dominate the sound although Fossati's vocals are the most pleasing sound I hear. I would describe the music as charming, simple, folky and uplifting and I would agree with what Micky says: "Some of the moments on this album are simply magical".

"Preludio" opens with flute and then reserved vocals and acoustic guitar take over. It's so cool to hear both Fossati and Di Martino singing on this one. Flute and piano end it. Great tune ! "Movimento I" has a 60's flavour to it with those vocal melodies. Flute, strummed guitar, drums, bass and piano create the music. Vocals a minute in. Another excellent track. "Movimento II" opens with piano before these passionate vocals come in with flute and drums. The vocals are emotional and yes magical. Orchestral sounds to end it. "To Satchmo, Bird And Other Unforgettible Friends" is led by piano, flute then drums before we get some standup bass 1 1/2 minutes in. Some nice piano in this one too.The drums dominate after 4 minutes.

"Sequenza I E II" opens with strummed guitar as flute and piano join in. Catchy stuff. Organ and vocal melodies 1 1/2 minutes in. Flute, piano and bass lead the way late. "Johnnie Sayre" opens with strummed guitar (surprise), vocals a minute in as it settles. Some female vocal melodies come in and then the sound slows down. Male vocals end it with strummed guitar. "Favola O Storia Del Lago Di Kriss" is my favourite song on here. It's such a simple beat with vocals but it's...magic. "Dolce Acqua" opens with flute and strummed guitar. Piano before 2 minutes as vocal melodies follow, drums too. Vocals after 4 1/2 minutes. It calms right down to end it. "Jesahel" opens with strummed guitar as flute, vocals and clapping join in. Percussion follows as the sound builds. It sounds like mellotron after 2 minutes.

This is a gem that should not be overlooked. Do yourself a favour and read Raff's review as well. This is one of those albums that slowly stole my heart.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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