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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 782 ratings

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5 stars Here we are! The best album of the one of the best Italian Progresive rock band!

Yes, now I hear that they know how to play prog-rock! Their debut album, so popular between many of fans, really wasn't so good for me. The reason was very simple - I like many diffrent styles of music, starting from classical, through jazz and rock to avantgarde. One of my beloved styles are real prog-rock. But do you think I want to listen recordings of few very talented classical music students, when during their free time they are playing baroque music or madrigals in some soft-rock arrangements? No way! I prefer good concert in Philharmony.

Their second album was much stronger, more natural mix of classical elements and some rock. But real masterpiece is this one!

Very important - music is complex, mutitextured, but very organic there. Less useless citates from classic, more combined constructions, where classic, jazz, fusion and rock roots are melted in one sound. Much better focused and structurised, with rhythm and drive, this album is real top of their musical career ( at least - in early prog-rock field). Here you can clearly hear King Crimson and Gong ideas included produced original sound.

Highly recommended to any prog-rock fan, as well for all who were disappointed by PFM earlier albums, or some RPI too sweety-symphonic albums of some their competitors.

RPI in it's best!

snobb | 5/5 |


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