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IL PESCE ROSSO ...

Montefeltro

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.81 | 9 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars After a long hiatus (eight years) after their debut album, the band came back again in 2001 with this "Il Pesce Rosso".

Lots of instrumental parts even if the opening track which mixes some French spoken introduction and Italian vocals. Nice for the Latin flavour, but not really great to be honest. Shall I say that the same feeling is prevailing while listening to the whole piece? Probably.

This album is not a weak one but I can't be laudatory about it. Genuine personality is lacking, for sure. The music displayed is not impressive and I won't remember it after a while. Actually, there are very few reasons to come back to this album and listen to it over and over again. Would it be to discover some aspects that would have been hidden after a few listens or just to listen to some great tracks once more. Because, I can hardly find one great track on this "Pecce Rosso". A bit of jazzy compromise with "Alma Criança" which is not too bad after all.

The worse is being achieved during the reggae-ish intro of "Sentilcuore" which miraculously evolves towards a true and wonderful true Italian prog attempt: fine vocals, subtle (excellent) sax are paving the way. The best track so far, even if its intro is quite weak.

But the soufflé falls again quite abruptly with the opening part of the epic " Racconto Di Maggio". Fortunately, it only lasts for some three minutes?But to tell the truth, it is only during the last section of this song that the cake gets some flavours back.

And one of the best moment from this offering is the quite good "Altomare" which provides all the great feelings that the fine ISP genre can bring: charm, passion, skills and virtuosity.

All in all, this album is average. Two stars is the bill.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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