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AZIMUT

Perigeo

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.88 | 52 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is PERIGEO's debut called "Azimut" released in 1972. It would be the first of three straight albums that I think are incredible. WEATHER REPORT came to mind most often when listening to this record with the atmospheres and style of playing.This is if nothing else an interesting listen.

"Posto Di Non So Dove" opens with atmophere as piano then vocals arrive a minute in. It kicks into gear around 3 1/2 minutes with drums, bass, guitar and piano.Vocals are back late. "Grandangolo" again opens with atmosphere as sounds come and go including sax. They start to groove after a minute.This reminds me of Zappa. Some cool guitar expressions here.This sounds great with the electric piano playing over top. It's intense after 4 minutes.The guitar starts to solo before 5 minutes.The sax replaces the guitar after 6 minutes. An intense and chaotic finish to this one. "Aspettando Il Nuova Giorno" opens with gentle piano as it slowly starts to build as bass, cymbals and other sounds join in.

"Azimut" starts out with soft keys as these wind chime-like sounds join in and alto sax. Lots of atmosphere here.The intensity is rising 1 1/2 minutes in until after 3 minutes when it calms down. Bass, keys, sax and drums create a new soundscape and this sounds really good. "Un Respiro" is a short melancholic piece with reserved vocals and sax as the wind blows. "36 Parallelo" is the longest track at around 10 minutes and the closer. Let's just say they go out with a bang here. Lots of energy reminding me of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA as they light it up early.The guitar solos over top. Sax replaces the guitar after 2 minutes. A drum show before 4 minutes then it's the bass' turn before 5 1/2 minutes.The sax comes in honking before 8 minutes as the bass continues. It turns intense 9 minutes in before ending with a calm.

4.5 stars is probably more like it for this ride.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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