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IL RISVEGLIO

Cooperativa Del Latte

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 26 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars I can only agree with Marcelo and Tszirmay about this release. A definite must own for those of you who are deeply in love with the beautiful Italian symph genre. And again, it will be a one shot only from this band (which is a pity as far as I'm concerned).

The music sounds as if it were recorded in the early mid seventies and seriously leans towards "Genesis". The opening number ("Verso I Cancelli") might even sound derivative but it is so "bello". One can recognize some "Supper's Ready" influence amongst others. Great keys as well; totally in line with Tony's ones. A very good track to start.

Vocals are warm and sweet as the intro for "Contemplazione". Almost pastoral for a while, the theme changes to induce a more upbeat section during which bass is a solid companion to a superb key passage. Moving by all means. As the best Italian bands could provide. Emotional, poignant. Splendid really! To be contemplated...

These musicians must have been full of admiration for the great seventies. To release such a vintage album at the turn of the century clearly indicates their roots or influences. It offers to an old nostalgic guy as I am some excellent feel from my teenage days. Do I need to mention that I am particularly touched by the delicate flute play in "Notte Volante" ?

Some more Crimsonesque implications for "Tentazioni" lead the band into a more jazzy territory. Quite different from the other pieces present on this album even if the closing section is fully symphonic and bombastic.

Folk aspects are not ignored either: "Maggio" and "Indagazione Strutturale" are a confirmation. The latter holding some definite Tull orientations. It indicates that this work is not only a "Genesis" tribute but shows several different styles which are nicely combined and form a superb entity.

I quite like this concise album. Four stars for this very good work. What a pity that the band didn't released any more albums after "Il Risveglio"!

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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