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MACCHINA MACCHERONICA

Stormy Six

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.69 | 37 ratings

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tmay102436
5 stars To me, Macchina Maccheronica is the perfect culmination of all that has gone before in the world of Stormy Six. A perfect blending of RIO (which in itself is a blend) and the accurate, passionate Italian rock music of the time. This must have been something to see live!

The music has that overall, loose yet tight, progressive feel to it. The vocals are stunning to me, and although I don't understand Italian, the signing is a story within its telling. All the musicians are wonderful in their interpretation of the music, but especially the percussion department. The bass is just that nice melding of the avant, with straight ahead solid rock playing, against very difficult passages that it shares with the drums. Both are performed with that beautifully typical European approach to music - complex, yet not egotistical.

This album could be put out today, right along side the new Italian avant-guard/RIO releases, and not only fit in, but take over the heart and mind of the contemporary listener. Usually I recommend going out and getting this - and of course I do now - BUT first, work your way to this masterpiece of release, starting with "Cliche" and working up to this. That's not to say that what comes before and after that time period isn't good, it's just that the three releases (Cliche, L'Apprendista, and Macchina Maccheronica) represent a mature growth within the RIO concept.

It appears that this Macchina Maccheronica is now released with a new remaster in mini LP format. For me, this is 5 star perfection.

tmay102436 | 5/5 |

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