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Il Tempio Delle Clessidre


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.05 | 374 ratings

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4 stars Mamma mia! First of all - I completely don't understand common shock over fact that keyboard great work is done by woman. I can agree that it is much easier to point a male mastermind of any prog project. It's a bit extraordinary to find a woman who builds massive, multi-layered music work. And - in fact - keyboard work in ITDL is really extraordinary! So - I am not surprised ;) So, as I started telling about organs, let me continue - pianos, organs and keyboards are definitely best element of this album. There are no shiny staggering solos, but background, chord progressions and delicate, mesmerizing solos - that's what makes this album complete, I love that! Riffs are also good, they sound italian and brings memories even of Jacula. Hovewer, riffs played on organs are kinda schematic and boring for me - especially these from first half of album. I'm not a fan of italian vocals, and sadly - I do not enjoy these on ITDC very much. Yes, they are emotional and they fit quite well, but "Il Centro Sottile" is the only track where vocal parts really made me amazed. Oh, and also spoken part of "Faldistorum". Guitar and rhythm section fits very well on whole album and rarely sound disintegrated. Drums are that what is worth mentioning some more - mr Paolo Tixi done what was needed, hovever album lacks of some really interesting and memorable drum moments. But it is still very good.

It is great to listen to that good album with keyboard as a leading instrument. I'm not a lover of RPI, but that's very interesting debut for me and I am waiting for more.

Highlight: Il Centro Sottile. Absolutely best song on ITDC, that is much higher than rest of album.

kontra | 4/5 |


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