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I DREAMED OF ELECTRIC SHEEP / HO SOGNATO PECORE ELETTRICHE

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.14 | 40 ratings

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Argentinfonico
2 stars 2.5 stars really.

This 22 October 2021 two albums by two memorable bands in the history of progressive rock were released: One is Dream Theater's "A View From The Top Of The World" and the other is this one. I was surprised and pleased to see that this album features guest musicians Ian Anderson (flute) and Steve Hackett (guitar). Unfortunately, almost nothing on this album has met my expectations. Much of the album lacks originality, and this is not to say that it is boring but there is simply nothing to highlight.

The opening track "Mondi Paralleli" is instrumental only and very energetic: a violin intro that seems to give birth to an epic movie scene but actually precedes an electric guitar riff with short and simple Hammond arrangements. From there, the album starts to decay into typical modern progressive melodies and harmonies corrupted by the dominance of the electric.

The end of the album is perhaps the most interesting with their short song "Transumanza" divided in 2 parts. At least the album closes with a "Le Orme"-style power and plucks that seem to belong to Dream Theater's golden age.

I wish I had more to say about this album, but I couldn't find anything really worthwhile.

Argentinfonico | 2/5 |

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