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DANZE D'INCENSO

Malaavia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.54 | 23 ratings

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geezer
3 stars I pretty much agree on most that the previous reviewer Dieter Fischer has said about this album. I just can't hear the 'pop' he claims to hear. Before I bought this album I had read some very positive things about it but after hearing it I was very disappointed. I have tried to analyse this because I'm usually an Italian prog lover :). When I listen to this album I can't disagree that this album has some very strong musical and compositional strengths. Actually, many times this album delivers some really beautiful music passages. So, what's the problem then? It's those little moments when this band sounds something totally different than what my brains (very small ones might I add) recognize as progressive rock. Some of those 'modern' new age moments are not really that bad but they make this album a mish-mash like Dieter says. Those moments destroy this album for me.

So, what are the strong points then? Like I said, some of the musical passages are really good. Also, this band has a female singer Solimena Casoria (also flauto) in addition to main man Pas Scarpato's vocals. Her vocal delivery is absolutely mesmerizing. It's always nice to hear female vocals in progressive music.

Conclusion: This is a roller coaster of really good and some bad stuff. If you have a high tolerance for some new age sounding stuff in your music this could be a real treat for you. Due to my restrictions I cannot give more than ***.

geezer | 3/5 |

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