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Raven Sad


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 59 ratings

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5 stars Review #7 - Beautiful prog rock from Italy!

The pandemic has a lot of bad effects - but from a musical point of view I always notice that many terrific albums were released this year (2021) and last. "The Leaf And The Wing" joins seamlessly in this line, because it is again an album that can carry away and inspire. At the same time, the fourth album of the Italians is not a hectic prog fireworks. Rather, this album impresses with a very strong production, homogeneous songwriting and an inherent balance, which is why the album can even give a lot of pleasure after a long day. I would like to briefly elaborate on these three points: First, the clean and powerful production can be mentioned as a clear strength of the album. Every instrument has its fixed place and its space to unfold transparently. This has a particularly positive effect, for example, on the wonderful bass of Marco Geri and the beautiful voice of Gabriele Marconcini, which in itself is a reason to love the album. Then the sovereign and homogeneous songwriting of the band founder and guitarist Samuele Santanna must be mentioned. While he knows how to use his guitar consciously as a melodic instrument in solo parts, but also as a gruff rhythm tool (listen to the bold one in the sixth track!), he shapes the eight songs, always harmonious and very expressive in themselves, with particular care. Finally, the mood and stylistics of the album should be mentioned. One can hear clear influences of Pink Floyd, which the band is able to transform into their very own musical footprint. This is also contributed by the beautiful Hammond organ and piano inserts of the keyboardist Fabrizio Trinci, who, however, also relies on cool 80s brass sounds in the third song, for example, and adds another facet to the music. A great album, which I listen to with love almost every day so far. There is a lot to discover on Raven Sad's new album!

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