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Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars The existence of Osanna and the construction of the music character might be bands as the existence of one of progressive bands of active Italy that should be exactly represented from the beginning of the especially 70's. And, the music character that they offered the listener with this album and the developing flow would be the reformations and be the legends that an indeed progressive band had done.

Wind instrument player's Elio d 'Anna is recollected , saying that "It was the greatest time" for the situation of the band that was becoming a main current in Italy at that time. Existence of active Danilo Rustici in band that is called Citta Frontale. And, it is said that active two person Elio d 'Anna in the group that is called Showmen formed this band. And, it is said that this flow was connected with Osanna as a target of the band that pursues complete originality for the situation of the music of Italy at that time.

Part of Beat Rock that exists as flow of music at that time and part of psychedelic. And, the existence of progressive band activity in Britain and a variety of might be gradually derivative to Italy with some respects. Progressive part that Osanna had taken in flow of the situation. The activity that an avant-garde element and the item etc. of the composite art also had taken along with it will have been exactly a creation for them. Appearance as the pursuit of a cultural, of Naples in addition to the pursuit of an exactly progressive music character artistry, and high music was gradually reflected in the activity.

As for the debut album announced in 1971, the element and the power of expression to get on one main current might have been established to some degree. It goes as at that time live of them of a lot of parties concerned. Or, it is said that there were beginning in the stage and originality of clothes. Or, the band that performs to Festival that was called "Le Nudo" for avant-garde Rock and Jazz of Italy establishes existence further in "Milano Calibro 9".

It was likely to have been able to face it as a situation of Prog Rock of Italy exactly at time when this "Palepoli" was announced. And, there is a theory said that it spent the period of production for about one year as a flow that gives the formation of originality and a complete main current in the situation. All grand plans kneaded with their diversified elements might have been consolidated in this album. Appearance of "Palepoli" said that it was constructed by ancient Greece. Construction on which it worked with an exactly new vitality and romance will have been one top for them.

As for "Oro Caldo", a mysterious rhythm twines round an enchantment melody with the song. The melody with the flute and the percussion instrument explodes completely attended with the rhythm of the shuffle. The flow that constructs complete ensemble while reminiscent of a ceremonial part and a religious part might be splendid. And, the band constructs the anacatesthesia. And, opening feelings rules the whole. Construction of sound with Sax and Mellotron. Anacatesthesia of guitar. Part of complete flood of six notes with flute and guitar. It might be a tune with a complete composition.

The band does the melody with expression of feelings to "Stanza Citta" in complete shape. The sound of an intense guitar appears from the progress of Chord that runs about the space. The melody of the guitar is complete. The expression of feelings that the band constructs in union is exactly music for them in complete. Melody of song and Sax launched attended with heavy Riff. Contribution of keyboard and flute that creates one space. Acoustic part. Or, the height of the perfection of the melody that multiuses seven rhythms. A flow of the tune with a complete composition and an enchantment element might be perfect.

"Animale Senza Respiro" starts attended with the melody that there are complete originality and a tension in the rhythm of 3-4-3-7. Continuousness of tension that appears intermittently. The tune progresses attended with expression of feelings. The perfection of a grand melody and the song is complete. Progressive element that develops one after another and avant-garde flow. Construction of sound of guitar and Sax. Steady rhythm. Sound of band from which it gets on rhythm of shuffle. Continuation of transparent feeling and anacatesthesia. Development advanced as feelings are opened might be splendid. A heavy rhythm and the melody will be able to be called one established music that exactly contains originality.

Album surely counted as the top in their works. And, it is an album that always shows a sense of existence as an album that should catch as a masterpiece in the history of the band in Italy.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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