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Delirium - III (Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo) CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.09 | 104 ratings

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5 stars This album has been a true companian of mine since I purchased it during the warmer days of the summer. I was walking in some obscure backalley downtown Copenhagen, when my eyes suddenly caught a glimpse of what seemed to look like an RPI cover... Well blow me sideways and colour my knees green!! Italian prog in a danish musicstore? Stranger things have happened... Delirium? It rang a tiny bell, and then I remembered reading a marvelous review from Finnforrest on their newest release - needless to say that I was out of the shop 30 sec later a tad poorer, but with a giant Mona Lisa smile I-know-something-you-donīt on my face, that often appears when Iīm making my way home with a new album under my arm.

There has been a lot of Jethro Tull references, but I honestly donīt consider all rockmusic that features flute to be derivative of JT. The way the flute is played on Delirium III: Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo is very melodic and rhythmbased, and made me think of the mighty Jackson from VDGG, even if that sounds like I have lost my marbles. They both have an similar understanding of when to play lead or rhythm, though their individual styles are about as close as Michael Jackson is to Michael Åkerfeldt...

This is great music for mornings with blue skies and seagulls on the horizon. The horizon is always changing before our eyes, but there is always something familiar about it - something that is un-erasable. Delirium 3 is like that. It changes paths all through the album, jumping from acoustic sprinkling guitars spiced with soft handdrums and mellotron, to beautiful soaring textures with a full-on-orchestra attack,- and like The Wall from Floyd it has a recuring theme, that is played either by the flute or the saxophone. It is extremely effective as it is beautyful and almost naive. During these sections I canīt help from smiling, dreaming myself away to long warm summerdays of my childhood running around in bare feet not giving a care - wasting my time on anything that was remotely dangerous... I guess itīs the nostalgic feel to this album that colours my view. If I were to point out some personal highlights, Iīd say Il dono, Fuga nr1, Viaggio nr2 and Dio del silencio.

Delirium III: Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo should be heard in itīs entirety and preferably in green grass groves, mustard yellow fields or on a small backroad to the forrest where you might be pressed to shush the neverending chit chatting of blackbirds, because you are missing the saxophonepiece...

Guldbamsen | 5/5 |


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