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DUE

H2O

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.28 | 32 ratings

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lor68
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3 stars Well actually this issue deserves a 3 stars and an half score, however being quite derivative and not too much modern...nevertheless -unlike in some circumstances concerning a few music passages of their debut album- there is no trace of any mellow melodic lines ( often included typically by every Italian pop progressive band of the early seventies within their whole production);I like to point their lyricism out, especially talking about their orchestration inside the main suite (entitled "The darkness for the light"): such track is quite personal and convincing too and let us forget that sense of "70's oldness" (always present within some albums of Italian bands like Nuova Era). Instead talking about the depth of their introspective music passages, these latter are sometimes replaced by a direct approach, without any "baroque loom";even though at the end the track "L'altra aurora" (reminding me of "Wind and Wuthering " by Genesis) and also their last suite "Due", are easily "acknowledgeable" among the Italian musicians of the Prog Scene nowadays as their attempt to make a renewal of the Classic Progressive genre of the seventies, in the direction of a "baroque/symphonic" Italian New Progressive wave of the early eighties (Do you remember for instance the albums by Ezra Winston in the same period?!?). However, apart from these considerations, such references are well hidden in their new elegant production, despite of this latter being quite ordinary, and at last the album is remarkable !!

Suggested, even though it is not completely essential!!

lor68 | 3/5 |

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