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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 388 ratings

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4 stars PFM didn't release many albums in the nineties (only one) and this is already their third production from the naughties. Both Franz Di Coccio and Franco Mussida are present of course (they are founding members).

Patrick Djivas (who joined them as soon as 74 for "Isola Di Niente" if my memory serves me right) and Lucio Fabbri is featured here as special guest. He also participated to several studio albums through the years. So, we can effectively say that this line-up is quite representative of the great "PFM".

This album is a good mix between symphonic prog and some soft jazz atmospheres. The whole of this work is very elegant, crafted, melodic and very attractive.

Several songs feature a pastoral mood which seemed to be alien to their work for a long, long time. It often refers to the early "Genesis" but the violin play during some pieces adds a personal flavour to this prog album which sounds coming straight from the seventies. But who would complain? Not me, for sure.

My favourites from this very good album are "La Terra Dell' Acqua", "Nederland 1903" and the extremely melodic "Visioni Di Archimede". After a brilliant and soft intro, we'll get some sort of great Latimer guitar play and a more dynamic number. The highlight.

All pieces are instrumental, since the music is also supportive of a DVD. I won't say that this is their best release ever. But one has to go back to "Chocolate Kings" to find a better album than this one.

Four stars. Well done guys!

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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