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IL SOLE OLTRE LE SBARRE

Alma Sideris

 

Neo-Prog

3.00 | 3 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars I have no clue why I am the first one to review an Alma Sideris album. Their albums is free downloads after all.

Alma Sideris is the brainwave of Gustavo Pasini, a man also known from Corte Aulica and Notabene. But this is his solo album. Herein lays the weakness and strength of this album.

It is so obvious this is a solo project because the music is so one-dimensional. Something Gustavo Pasini also noted in his PA interview. The music is based on tangents with both piano and some keyboards too.

One-dimensional, yes. Hopeless or even bad, no. There are some good stuff here. The songs are pretty dynamic in the RPI vein of prog. The influences from both Camel and Vangellis is obvious. The tangents is too dominating. The drums and the rhythms is playing a secondary role. But this album still works in a peculiar way. The Fragili esperienze track has hints of grandeur and perhaps things to come later on. The best track is Giorno per giorno which brings memories of PFM into play. The rest of the album is also pretty good. As a free download and as a debut album which perhaps is more a demo than an album, this is as good as it get if you are into the likes of Camel and RPI.

And yes, bringing in a full band would be an advantage. This is what Gustavo Pasini is now doing. There is nothing wrong with his conceptional ideas as laid out on this album. Watch this band because Alma Sideris may serve up a truly great album in the near future. The seeds are sown.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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