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Angelo Branduardi


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.65 | 7 ratings

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The second installment in the Futuro Antigo series by Angelo Branduardi is thankfully taking a much more instrumental route than the first installment. This time around, the music is chamber music. That is, chamber music based on a fusion between baroque classical music, folk music and Angelo's vocals. Add his ability to make good music too. I am by no means disputing the fact that Angelo Branduardi is an excellent composer and musician. But most of the times, he does not make music I like.

The set up here is Angelo Branduardi + a classical orchestra. This album was released through EMI's classical record label division. This label though is misleading. I would not call this classic music at all. Although this album is based on many suites and therefore may point in the direction of classic music and symphonic prog, the suites is pretty simple and uncomplicated. At times, they are almost like child rhymes. But they are more sophisticated most of the time though. But the music will never trouble those who are into heavy, complicated baroque or classical music. Light entertainment, is what I call it.

The quality though is pretty good throughout. The music is not anywhere near RPI though and please beware if you consider buying this album if you are into PFM and Banco. You will be disappointed. But in it's own right, the music is good, Angelo's voice is excellent and this is not a waste of time or money. I like this album on it's own merits and I have a sweet spot for Angelo's music.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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