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Juri Camisasca


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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3 stars Italian vocals = Excellent

Probably one of the things that guided me to my love for RPI, was the language, and the distinctive flavor that RPI singers provide with their vocals, though there are different kind of voices inside the same realm, letīs say Stratos, Tagliapietra or Camisasca, three awesome voices but very different. I personally love them all, but I believe that I should warn you regarding Camisasca vocals, since they are not that accessible to everyone's ears.

So Juri Camisasca was another great singer and composer that came from Italy, probably one of the things I should mention is that he became friend of Franco Battiato, so the latter helped him with his music and albums, they have a strong relationship somehow. That may make you think that Camisasca's music is experimental as well, but not really, here we will find some folkish-RPI with symphonic hints and just a slight passage of experimentation.

His album released in 1974 with the title of "La Finestra Dentro" features 7 songs and a total time of over 35 minutes. The first song is "Un Galantuomo" which slightly starts with the sound of a keyboard, little by little the song creates a desperate atmosphere, the vocals are very acid and even the music gives you some acid folk tendencies, there is some flute and a nice percussion work. I believe it's important to point out the importance of the vocals, because it will determine if you either continue listening, or better change to another artist, thatīs why I said Juri Camisasca's vocals are not accessible for everyone's ears.

"Ho un Grande Vuoto nella Testa" has a different rhythm and feeling, it is a calm song with delicate piano sound, there are some string instruments, and it is more like a ballad than a prog rock song.

With "Metamorfosi" the album returns to the folkish moment, percussion, some guitars, a soft synth background and softer vocals, at the half of the song there is even a softer moment, the volume of the vocals slows down a bit and a delicate acoustic guitar is playing along with those percussions and wind-like effects.

"Scavando con Badile" , the first seconds are a doubt, I mean you don't really know what's coming next because it starts very slow, but fortunately the song begins to elaborate some stronger passages and very nice instrumentation made by piano, acoustic guitar, percussion and of course those unique vocals. Up to minute 2 there is a great passage created by the synthesizer, the sound is excellent but lasts just some seconds, later, the song turns softer and melodic, but in the very end, it becomes experimental, this is one of the best songs here in my opinion.

"John" lasts more than 6 minutes so it is not an epic or nothing alike, the first minute is boring, some vocals and synth effects, but later acoustic guitar, percussion and a better structure appear to mark the song's road. Moments later, it changes a little bit into a more delicate piece, but as you can imagine, it returns to its original form and the acid folk element is evident again.

"Un Fiume di Luce" beings with some organ sound and vocals, while the seconds are passing there is a very nice atmosphere created by both, synthesizer and percussions and in moments reminds me to Futuro Antico, so there is an indo element which is noticeable despite being a very short song, pretty nice track.

And it finishes with the longest song called "Il Regno dell'Eden" could perfectly fit as the second part of Un Fiume di Luce, its sound is pretty alike to the previous song, and it could be the best example of Camisasca's music, since it sums up what this albums offers. It is a very nice composition that goes from folk moments to some experimental passages.

La Finestra Dentro is a very nice album, not really representative of what RPI is, but it gives you an idea of some of its elements, and a very interesting journey for those who love Italian language, and acid vocals. My final grade will be 3 stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |


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