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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.93 | 149 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I can certainly relate to kenethlevine's opening statements about this album. I have listened to this I don't know how many times and my feelings about it have not changed one bit. Not a fan of the female or male vocals,and the music in general just doesn't click with me. I feel that in giving this 3 stars i'm being very generous. The last track is the only one that I really like.

"Embrion" is spacey to open with bass. It changes before 1 1/2 minutes as piano takes over. Drums and a fuller sound come in before 2 minutes. "Prima Realta / Frammintaria Rivolta" is the longest track at over 14 1/2 minutes. Piano slowly plays to start before drums and flute take over. The tempo picks up after a minute. Female vocals after 2 minutes as it settles. I'm just not into her vocals. Drums, flute and piano are prominant here. I like the guitar and drums after 6 minutes. A calm with piano 7 1/2 minutes in then it kicks back in. Vocals and a calm before 12 minutes before it kicks back in one more time.

"Il Grande Desumana / Oratori (Chorale) / Atteca" opens with piano and mood is melancholic. It picks up before 1 1/2 minutes with drums.This is good. The male vocals aren't so good after 3 minutes. Guitar follows. A calm 4 1/2 minutes in with female vocals joining in after 5 minutes. It kicks back in at 6 1/2 minutes. "Dimensione Da Sogno" opens with piano as synths and female vocals eventually join in. Guitar, piano and drums stand out before 3 minutes. "Apoteosi" is for me the best track by far. This is an instrumental that opens with cymbals and bass and starts to build until the drums lead with guitar playing over top. Just a great tune.

Obviously many feel this is a classic, i'm just not hearing it. Barely 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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