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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.19 | 245 ratings

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3 stars A demo version of an exceptional album.

After 6 years LOGOS come back with an album which I would call much more pleasant than its predecessor. This time much catchier and a bit more compact, "Sadako e le mille gru di carta" delights proghead's ears with tons of familiar yet somewhat new sounds and in general seems to have landed quite with flying colors on prog community's grounds.

While decent, the album does not deserve more than 3.5 in my coordinate system. This is one of those albums when "less is more" principle keeps coming to mind, in the sense that they'd better have it made less ambitious but tighter and more coherent. Songwriting feels minimalistic and simple in its linearity. Abrupt stoppages in some "epics" are especially good examples of how you should not try to be too ambitious with long songs. What complex arrangements other reviewers are talking about I don't know. The album is heavily synth-based, with not much else except them inspiring any awe (it feels that non-synths could be replaced with more synths without loss), with the biggest issue probably being the monotonousness. Tempo is painfully constant; the music just slowly drags on and on. Come on, those melodies are not as outstanding as to be played like that. It's like "look, we play music and it's - well - quite pleasant". It makes for a good background kind music, and backgroundish is exactly the trait of this one. With an attentive listen this already feels boring. Finally, a more subjective complaint: I don't know how one can enjoy Italian singing.

I could recommend hits as "a handful of pleasant prog sounds". Usually when you have a ton of long songs it is either a work of genius or overblown material half of which is easily dispensable. Here it's closer to the second case. But for lovers of prog for prog's sake -- you are welcome to try this one out, it is very decent after all.

Homotopy | 3/5 |


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