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L' Uovo di Colombo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I like this album a lot. It was released in 1973 and three of the members would go on to play in other well known bands.The singer to CHERRY FIVE, the bass player to FLEA and ETNA, and the drummer would play percussion on SAMADHI's album.

"L'indecisione" features pulsating organ with drums early on then the piano replaces the organ as the guitar joins in then vocals.The organ comes and goes.This is a catchy uptempo track until it settles 3 minutes in. It does pick back up. "Lo" is uptempo with drums, bass and organ. It settles when the vocals arrive. Contrasts continue. A calm 2 1/2 minutes in with sparse drums then it kicks back in. "Anja" is a top two for me. Very impressive with these fragile vocals that become passionate,the instrumental section also goes from mellow to full at the same time. I like the synths too which remind me of LE ORME.

"Vox Dei" opens with gusto as drums and piano lead.The organ comes in with attitude.The tempo shifts occassionaly. Vocals arrive before 2 minutes. "Turba" is uptempo with drums, organ and bass standing out. Guitar comes and goes. "Consiglio" is my other top two. Organ to start as drums and bass kick in then vocals. Great sound here. Guitar after 2 minutes.The tempo picks up before 3 minutes. Check out the organ ! "Visione Della Morte" features acoustic guitar and vocals early on. It kicks in before 2 minutes. Nice. Love the drumming. He ends up doing a solo. "Scherzo" is mainly piano melodies.

Andrea may be right in saying that NUOVA ERA had to be inspired by this album. No wonder I like it so much. And thanks Todd !

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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