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IO NON SO DA DOVE VENGO E NON SO DOVE MAI ANDR?..

De De Lind

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.65 | 64 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Another one- album-band from Italy.

Their name was De De Lind, a band that gathered together in the late 60s and disappeared a little bit after their released their debut and last effort in 1073. Its title is "Io non so da dove vengo e non so dove mai andro", a long but interesting title. The album features seven songs and a total time of 38 minutes.

It opens with "Fuga e Morte" which starts with some kind of funeral drumming for more than a minute, later it stops and a new and completely rockish sound appears. Nice guitars and bass notes. After minute two, vocals appear for the first time, the voice is strong and very Italian, you know what I mean. Later the addition of a flute inserts a new flavor and produces another texture, however the rockish sound prevails. Before minute six the song slows down and gives a sense of calm, later voice appears again.

"Indietro nel Tempo" starts beautifully, with a clean and soft flute sound; seconds later guitars appear but keep the same soft sound. However it turns again a bit rockier due to the electric guitar riffs. At half the song vocals appear. Nice but not so good track, actually.

"Paura del Niente" starts again very softly with nice vocals and flute sound along with the guitars. The vocals this time sound softer actually, sharing tranquility. There is some kind of explosion where all the instruments make a crescendo and the music sounds faster and aggressive. However, it lasts only for a split second. Later there is a stop and a nervous and tense feeling appears due to the guitar that is being played faster and faster, later drums follow that path and the atmosphere creates tension on you. Nice track.

"Smarrimento" has a Tullish flute beginning, the flute continues for two minutes until drums, keyboards and guitar appears, however the flute is still the leader of the army. The song has its highs and lows, its stops and goes, but in general is one excellent track in my opinion. At half the song it changes again, acoustic guitar appears along with soft and moderated vocals. There is now a pastoral sound, and a peaceful atmosphere. But a couple of minutes later there is a lightning where electric guitar appears and makes a brief two-second explosion. There are several musical elements played here, the colors and textures varies while the seconds pass. Excellent composition.

When you think you are in the same song, then you realized that "Cimitero di Guerra" has started. As the title suggests, the percussion play some kind of war sound. Later the voice appears so far, it is like a speech from an important person, because when he speaks all the other instruments are quiet, so the people are listening carefully to him. Anyway, later the voice is near and the instruments far, as background. This song has that kind of funeral sound all over it, and it does not really help, this song is boring in moments, though the atmosphere is interesting. The last minute is rockier and actually more interesting.

"Voglia di Rivivere" has a gentle acoustic guitar sound, then vocals with a melancholic sound. Later flute appears and continues with that soft sound. This is a short and calm track that may work as an adviser of the final part of the album, though the last minute becomes heavier and rockier, again. And so there is "E Poi", the shortest composition, which starts heavy and I don't know why but reminded me to Traccia from Banco. Later there is a stop and guitars with vocals appear in a soft way. But then the song returns as it began. Nice one.

As you may have noticed, this time I did not really write with the emotion and enthusiasm I use to, and that is because despite I do like this album, I just find it nice, but not that good. All is a matter of tastes, but this time the album did not create that excitement on me. That is why I consider three stars is the best qualification.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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