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ALTARE THOTEMICO

Altare Thotemico

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.23 | 15 ratings

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1967/ 1976
4 stars P.s.: I quote here the chat via PM that I did on My Space with the band. And that is present (in Italian) in the band's My Space:

1) At first listen you'd likened to bands like PFM, Le Orme, New Trolls etc... I discover one band much jazz and experimental. After another plays (very certain that I have yet to discover) I must say that this criticism I had to renege. I find this very interesting mix of classic Italian Progressive Rock, Jazz, Blues, Psychedelic, etc ... (Elio e le Storie Tese also in 'L'interessante vita del Topo' you reminded me). In short, I had to listen several times before they understand you, something that other bands did not happen.

2) On the production 70's style... If you tell me you recorded in an analogic studio... It had escaped me. I must say that modern songs as well and that kind of sounds so pasty I had put off the road. After a few plays I had to reverse. Although, in the end, this contributes to the difficulty of understanding, in addition to the charm of your music.

3) Having to be honest... To me the singer of I Nomadi do not like me. 'Il Canto Sprofonda'... Allowed me... This song seemed very 'I Nomadi' because of the vocals. Yet I must admit that this song is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) of the entire CD!

So, in sum: It takes several plays only a minimal understanding your CD. And this is good. When I listen for the first time a composition I sets in motion the mind, and I see something. Often in Prog I imagine to be the drummer. With you I made it only with the second listen and I must say that the more you listen, the more I can get to this stage of pleasure.

Finally, for various reasons, I do not know much about the contemporary RPI scene. But I'm slowly discovering great bands. I am sure that you are among those.

But in any case... Listen to CDs like this!

1967/ 1976 | 4/5 |

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