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ARIA

Alan Sorrenti

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.89 | 83 ratings

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ProgShine
4 stars 01. Aria

Well, we started Alan's trip with beautiful guitars and a blowing wind. Meanwhile grouped with the keyboard, melodies and voices. The voice of Alan is very beautiful, is kind of a falsetto all the time. This large first part of the melody is crooked, and full of hairpin bends of feelings. The bass line of Vittorio Nazzaro is strange, but good. The range is increasing at an unprecedented and immersive. Alan's vocals are totally sick (laughs) in a way that I had not seen it before. The violin of Jean Luc Ponty appears here and there at various times. Shortly after 8 minutes the track falls a little in speed with the guitar in the foreground dictating a syncopated rhythm, but calm. A cue for the voice of Alan that still crazy. After only 9 minutes and a half is that the drums kicks in to let the music with a face of 'real music' (laughs). The drummer Antonio Esposito has a good feeling, with quick turns. Keyboardist has much to 'blame', he's responsable for a good part of the sound here. At 12 minutes the track changes again, this time with the acoustic guitar solo of Nazzaro, while Alan makes a hallucinating rhythm. Of course, the violin of Jean is everywhere. One more change at 16 minutes and the calm takes over the heart of our beloved singer. I could not find the lyrics of this track, but it does not seem to repeat any verse, and he did not stop singing any minute (laughs). At the end a percussion 'balmy' takes the violin 'burning' in delirium.

02. Vorrei incontrarti

Pretty introduction, I think that into our digital era the two tracks would be nice if they were together (Aria and this one) seems natural to me. Acoustic guitar, the vocals this time throughout the first part is sweet and melodic, after only two minutes in a part of vocalizations is that it is affected a little. And in this crazy infects till the accordion from Albert that appears, giving a good mood for the music. The whistle ends unscathed.

03. La Mia Mente

Guys, it eerily reminded me Danša Das Borboletas from the first solo album by Z╔ RAMALHO which reminds me too much Astronomy Domine, opening track of The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) from PINK FLOYD. Highlight to the bass, great line. In this song I'm not sure if there is a letter or Alan simply sings whatever comes to mind (as the track name suggests).

04. Un Fiume Tranquillo

We've started with a tense melody in the cello of Tony Bonfil and a good piano line. And once again we are bombarded from all of the sides with vocals and melodies without end of our beloved Alan Sorrenti. At 4 minutes he puts fire in it with a guitar base, the drums together, good base for some madness. Return the birds, we are in the square (imagine!), But something is not right, perhaps a madman on the street trying to kill someone with a knife in his hand? Perhaps only someone in the street with his head on fire for your thoughts and deadly dangerous if not cleared his thought, it can be bad, very bad.

This album is without doubt very different, a little crazy sometimes but in a good way.

ProgShine | 4/5 |

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