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Il Balletto Di Bronzo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 522 ratings

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4 stars Critics in Japan put various adjectives for their music characters at time when this album was announced in Japan where I lived. To introduce this album, critics put out and were describing the name of EL&P and King Crimson.

The performance with the band originally ..doing.. will not be able to describe other musicians' names. The opinion of the critic in Japan has extracted only making and the atmosphere of the sound of this band. The point that the album was announced in 1972. And, this album is an overwhelming might, is performance power, and is composed. Those elements might be one of the masterpieces that involve overwhelming composition power, expression of feelings, and aggressiveness compared with the music character of the band in other Italy.

The group that was called "Battitori Selvaggi" in the latter half of the 60's existed in Naples. This group was taking an active part by the organization of four people including the singer of working full-time. And, it changes into the name that is called this group "Il Balletto Di Bronzo" and it has developed. Men who contracted to RCA announced "Neve Calda/Comincio Per Gioco" of the single in 1969. And, "Si,Mama Mama/Meditazione" and "Sirio 2222" were announced in 1970.

It is said that they were temporarily in the state of dissolution after announcing 1st Album. However, guitar player's Lino Ajello and drum player's Gianchi Stringa receive keyboard player's Gianni Leone in the band. The composition power of ensemble and the tune of the band might have advanced greatly because the keyboard player had joined the band. The power of the overwhelming performance and album might be splendid. And, they add Vito Manzari from Rome to the band. "YS" appeared by this fact.

It was said that "YS" had quoted the name of the island that appeared in the book that Gianni Leone had read at that time. And, Gianni Leone made remarks on an appearance at that time recollecting it. 「Time when this album had been announced was good time. And, the tour in Italy was dared. Spectators who had the education evaluated the music of the band. However, spectators who liked easy sweet sound might have thought the music of the band to be difficult. 」It is partial of the sorrow of the album. And, the element of the baroque. Might it flow in an aggressive sound and the flow that unites the consideration of beauty flow to this album consistently.

"Introduzione" twines with the song the keyboard with the sound of the solemnity and starts. The sound of a keyboard advanced attended with the dash feeling has originality. A composition advanced attended with the rhythm of seven continues the tension and aggressiveness. The tune becomes intenser on the way. A guitar, a keyboard, and a complete chorus reach the peak. Solo of organ developed attended with rhythm of fast seven. Exploding guitar. The tune progresses showing various respects. The composition might be overwhelming. The fast and slow of the rhythm of the part of the rhythm of five that continues the tension and 6 is also splendid.

"Primo Incontro" continues the rhythm of five of "Introduzione" and the line of Bass. The element of the baroque and the offensive power of the guitar develop further and advance. The tune is concluded attended with the sound of a beautiful baroque while repeating the explosion before long intermittently.

The start of "Second Incontro" might be perfect. The listener can continue getting excited. Beauty and the attack intermittently done from the part of a cappella attended with the progress of complete Chord are overwhelming. The flow that shifts from the part of a complex rhythm to the rhythm of six is overwhelming.

"Terzo Incontro" advances while having shifted from the part of Coda of "Second Incontro" to the line of Bass. Flow of distorted sound. Appointment of the complete chorus. Aggressiveness and the beauty intermittently done are kept. The sound with the song and diversity pulls a part advanced as an intense face is produced.

"Epilogo" starts by the rhythm and the arrangement that develops intensely. An aggressive part and the arrangement of the piano are also splendid. Line of Bass that continues anacatesthesia. Arrangement of Mellotron. Complete offensive power. The composition that flows through the whole volume including the chorus might be splendid.

The expression of feelings of "La Tua Casa Comoda" might be an approach from another angle of the band. The melody of the song put on the progress of Chord has succeeded. A composition advanced as their senses are drawn out enough might have good atmosphere.

The melody of "Donna Vittoria" with fast Passage and expression of feelings is impressive. The progress of good Chord twines while adding elements of a few baroques. Their good atmosphere is expressed well though the song doesn't appear.

Energy into which "YS" was involved will have been a content with originality exactly in the band in Italy at that time.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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