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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.11 | 368 ratings

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5 stars One of the jewels of the RPI crown!

This band of hitherto unknown individuals managed to record a masterpiece and were well on their way to another excellent recording when they split up. But what a legacy they left behind! Every instrument on the album is fabulous, but my favorites are Michele Bavaro's voice and Pietro Pellegrini's keyboards. I especially love the use of Moog in the lower registers throughout the album (for example, during the chorus of "La Mente Vola"). Amazing!

As has been noted above, probably the best two songs are the opening opus "Peccato d'Orgoglio" and "La Mente Vola." But there really aren't any weak songs on the album. "Dopo L'Urugano" and "Ombra Muta" are definitely on the heavy side. "Croma," the only instrumental on the album, is a short but complex song emphasizing keyboards and calling to mind the Italian opera overtures.

How could such a work have come seemingly ex nihilo? The band appeared and disappeared essentially without a trace, leaving us to wonder (as is all too often the case in RPI) what could have been . . .

Todd | 5/5 |


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