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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.28 | 13 ratings

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3 stars The long-aged tradition of Italian symphonic rock with a definite folk/mediterrenean taste continues through the 90's with GERMINALE...a band found in 1991 in the city of Pisa.Although starting their career as a cover band,GERMINALE soon focused on composing their own material and the result of these efforts was taped on their self-titled album,released in 1994,at a time when progressive rock was returning back strong in Italy.

There's not much guitar-oriented stuff to be found in here,as the band's sound is strongly based on flutes,organ and piano.Certainly having symphonic leanings,GERMINALE present also a heavy tendency on pastoral musicianship with nice flutes dominating here and there.Vocals ,where added,are quite good, supported by sensational grooves and some HACKETT-like electric guitars,but often limited,giving space to the interactions between the strong rhythm section and organist/pianist Gabriele Guidi.Generally this is a light symphonic release with straight comparisons to the 70's Italian scene,especially P.F.M., CELESTE, MADRUGADA or REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA.A well-crafted work,which could be of great interest for fans of symphonic progressive rock!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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