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Periferia Del Mondo - In Ogni Luogo In Ogni Tempo CD (album) cover


Periferia Del Mondo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.04 | 18 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. PERIFERIA DEL MONDO is the project of BANCO's woodwind player Allesandro Popotto, he also is the vocalist here. We actually get a couple of BANCO members helping out on the first track as well. Man this album is all over the place when it comes to styles. In my opinion there are three great tracks on here while the other five are ok to pretty good. Vocals are in English and Italian.

"L'infedele" is one of those great tracks with BANCO's legendary Francesco Di Giacomo on vocals and Rudolfo Maltese on guitar. It opens with what sounds like news samples before the music kicks in sounding so much like AREA. Nice bass too. A calm before 2 1/2 minutes with acoustic guitar. Flute joins in then organ. Female vocal melodies before 4 minutes. It's building. Francesco comes in singing before 5 minutes. Nice. The song ends with that strong AREA flavour. "Ladro" is jazzy with piano and vocals standing out. The guitar is prominant too. Drums and bass lead after 2 minutes. Vocals and that earlier soundscape return. "Leave Your Daily" kicks in quickly. Fast paced vocals join in. It's ok. "I Bless The Night" opens with melancholic acoustic guitar. Keys join in followed by reserved vocals. A fuller sound before 3 minutes. It turns melancholic again as contrasts continue. Not a bad ballad. "Meltemi" is one of those excellent tunes. Organ, sax and drums open the proceedings in a dramatic way. Sax then leads as the tempo picks up. Nice bass too. Vocals join in. Intricate guitar 2 minutes in. It turns kind of spacey then the guitar and chunky bass come in. Sax too.Vocals are back 9 minutes in.

"In Ogni Luogo In Ogni Tempo" is the other top three. This one gets pretty heavy as the mellow sections and heavy are contrasted throughout. "Brand-Y" has to be a reference to BRAND X no ? A jazzy affair with horns,keyboards, bass and drums standing out. Some guitar too. Not a fan of the 3 minute drum solo though. No vocals. "The Ghosts In The Shell" is a good way to end it. Faint sounds to start as reserved vocals and string synths come in. The tempo picks up then it gets heavier. It settles a minute later as contrasts continue. It ends with a thunder storm and sax.

It's a shame this one isn't rated higher, and my 3.5 stars isn't going to change that unfortunately. A talented band I just think they could have done better here.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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