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Highly influential band from Genova,formed in 1970 out of the ashes of ''I Sagittari''.The original line-up featured Ivano Fosatti,who later followed a solo career of great success.Their first single ''Canto di osanna'' was a big highlight of the Viareggio Pop Festival,so DELIRIUM won their first points by the public.In 1971 they released their debut ''Dolce acqua'' on Fonit Label.

This album can please both progressive and art-pop fans with its unique musicianship,as DELIRIUM were trying to bring an early progressive rock sound,characterized by a mass of influences, together with easy-listening,almost poppish tunes...and the truth is that they did it very well.In ''Dolce acqua'' one can listen to echoes of jazz,classical music,pop and meditterenean folk.Instrumentally the band leans towards the jazz scene,accompanied by the -always present- folkish flutes of Fosatti.There is a fair amount of nice piano passages,both with jazz and classical tendencies,and delicate acoustic guitars with an intense ethnic feeling.As for the vocal tracks,they are also quite nice,dominated by hard flutes,distinctive Hammond organ and the alternating dramatic/sweet vocal parts of Fosatti,who prooves to be a charismatic singer.At the end you will agree that DELIRIUM managed to create their own beautiful style from their first ever release...and this is a good reason to search for this early-70's Italian work...

apps79 | 3/5 |


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