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3 stars ***1/2 ! Organ plus mellotron are a powerful combination! What ? We are in Italy 1971 ?! INFINITY is a vanguard confidential record ! Yes, I must mention ENNIO MORRICONE, I suppose for RPI (rock prog italiano) influence unconscious or not !

No virtuoso playing in "planetarium", just catchy prog harmonies. I can say thanks to my unforgettable PROG-NET friend times Kosek that the most preeminent so called Mediterranean melodic comes also from famous Italian movie sound track and orchestra composer ENNIO MORRICONE influence. His music I suppose to be essential to RPI culture. Anyway INFINITY created a prog style difficult to be compared; it's indeed ahead of its 1971 time release. Even the cover is !

The concept has prophetic or cosmic mood : planet earth and Man geneses. At the 6th part "war" alert us how man without love in heart can kill each other...

The record is a bit repetitive and easy listening. Some moments like "life" are in the vein of what in the future would be called "new age" music. But we are in 1971 ! Later with CELESTE "Principe di un giorno" (1976, ****1/2) some type of this style appeared in music scene. Oh, 1971 in Italy has also the fantastic PANNA FREDDA, please see my review of IL BALLETTDI BRONZO "sirio2222" for others seminal Italians references.

Prog_Veteran | 3/5 |


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