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DIAPASON

Pierpaolo Bibbo

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.49 | 10 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 for sure

Pierpaolo Bibbo is one of the most unknown musicians in prog rock realm, not only in Europe , but also in Italy is rather unnoticed by many prog listners. Working as musician from mid '70's he manage to release only one album in 1980 named simply Diapason. This album overall is quite good and little known in prog filed, and at the time of the issue was very unpopular, mainly because of the year of release 1980 - when prog music was almost out of date, with exceptions of course. The album has simple plain blue cover who goes hand in hand with the music, sometimes quite dark and very sobre. The music is symphonic prog with some very nice keyboards passages made by him as like almost all instruments bass, guitar and vocals aswell helped by Franco Medas on drums and ocasionaly on synth and piano by Adriano De Murtas. Some very good and well balanced moments between guitar and synth, specialy the opening track Cercando una terra fantastica , the longest one La macchina del tempo and the instrumental Contaminazione are perfect examples of great symphonic prog moments. The voice of Mr Bibbo is ok, well nothing over the top but is melting very well with the rest, he has a melacholic voice, very dark sometimes, but always smooth. So avery pleasent album, quite a lost little gem in places, but don't expect to somthing close to a masterpice, 3-3.5 for Diapason, who has some very good moments, but overll nothing realy exciting. Definetly worth some spins, the RPI lovers will enjoy this album but aswell the more lesser symphonic orientated listners will find some good moments here and there. My CD is re issued by Mellow records who has again a white ball from me and I guess from many of you for releasing lost albums, but each one with their own contribution to progressive rock.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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