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MALEDETTI

Area

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.07 | 214 ratings

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sgtpepper
4 stars Still going strong on this album whereas most other bands were on a decline already. After a hardly impressive first short track, a slight change in the sound can be heard: funky rhythms and more danceable beats have come! The bass is strong, drums have been adjusted, too. Clavinet is present and the groovy mood replaced the former fusion heavy spirit.

Temporarily. "Gerontocrazia" has inredible fusion moments in its second half with fast keyboard solo. "Scum" contains elements of free jazz, especially on the piano, and brings the band to a new dimension. The fifth classically influenced track from Brandenburgo Concerto does not bring anything interesting and therefore is a letdown.

"Giro Giro Tondo" is the closest track reminiscent of their past with jazz bass, electric piano and busy fusion drums. At the end of the spectrum, "Caors" is, judged by the name a throwaway disorganized track not suitable for repeated listenings.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |

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