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Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.81 | 117 ratings

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3 stars What a strange way of leaving the noughties........... reviewing an album like this one. But it is a kind of fitting for a decade which has included barbarism and beauty in equal measure.

This album is all over the place. From jazz via symphonic prog to folk music. Some of this album is reminding me about Jethro Tull. Other parts is reminding me about Le Orme and Osanna. Picchio Dal Pozzo is also vibes I pick up from this album. Yes, this album is all over the place. Mostly pretty bombastic. Both the jazz and the Italian prog parts is bombastic stuff. This band tends to slam the door behind them instead of just creeping through it like for example Locando Delle Fate. Most of the music on this album is also pretty dark and spacy. This being a concept album about space travel and the return to mother earth....... which is not mother earth after all according to the lyrics (I have been told), this explains the space rock element here.

The quality of the music is pretty good. Un Palco Di Marionette have a good theme. So does Il Mondo Cade (Su Di Me) and Sogni Di Cristallo. The latter one is actually pretty pastorial. Not to mention beautiful. I think this is a good album from Italy and I can see myself enjoying this album for many decades to come. The gripes I have with it is that it is too bombastic and too much all over the place. But it is still an enjoyable experience. Good, but not excellent.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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