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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.20 | 55 ratings

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4 stars ***1/2

This 70's Italian group is a real mystery group: not even today are the band members names known. I can't but think that this must have been intentional. Maybe the idea has just been to add some mystery to the group. The music is almost completely instrumental. There are some vocals but there are not any lyrics. The musicians and instruments are not listed but there are, apart from the usual line-up of guitars, keyboards, bass and drums, also some classical instruments. Some parts of the music sound orchestrated. I especially like the nice mellotron and acoustic guitar parts in this album. This is a very mellow album and in some parts in the style of Celeste but not as good overall. Only some biting electric guitar parts interrupt the mellow atmosphere.

According to the liner notes the musicians devoted their attention to the birth and to the flow of life from its origin to its end in infinity, lingering a while upon some stages of this journey - the first rains, the first man on earth, love, war, the moon.

My favourite tracks are "Man" and "Love". Both are very beautiful and mellow tracks. However, this album is good from beginning to end. It's just not essential Italian prog because it doesn't compare with so many better groups from the same genre.

Conclusion: Not among the very best of 70's Italian groups but very good nevertheless.

geezer | 4/5 |


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