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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars Through this album Banco has stood out firmly with its existence in progressive arena as the music has demonstrated their maturity in composing highly emotive album. As it has always been with previous albums this one also offers its listeners with beautiful compositions comprising varieties of styles from soft to loud, and from classical outfit to rock. Banco music has its own uniqueness especially this album which I don't think it's easy to identify influences of other bands even though it's too na´ve to say so. If there is (are) influence(s) then I would conclude that the band is genius as the music seems to me an original one. The album is not as melodic as early Genesis, however, in some segments there are melodic harmony resulting from the combination of keyboard and vocal melody.

Canto Nomade Per Un Prigi (15:43) is an album opener with variety of styles, melodic vocal line and heavy influence of classic music and some avant-garde. The blend of keyboard work and voice line sounds very nice to vast majority of ears, I think. In terms of structure, it's a track with various music forms whereby each form comprises relatively complex yet beautiful segment. Piano and keyboard sound are used altogether or interchange-ably depending open various moods the band's willing to represent. The complex segments in some part combining excellent guitar work, piano and continued with percussive. It's a song with unique nuance and complex structure. The Italian speaking vocal is really good to my ears, I really love it.

Non Mi Rompete (5:03) explores acoustic guitar and vocal further into a richer composition and offering the listeners the beauty of music harmony created by this song. When the music turns into a faster tempo the acoustic guitar serves as main rhythm in a drum-less music. This is not a kind like ballad song even though acoustic guitar dominates the song. Why do I say so? Because the composition is unlike ballad song which usually flows smoothly on particular music outline / melody.

La Citta'sottile (7:10) is relatively a simple structure song with a nice jazzy touch through the guitar style combined with avant-garde piano / keyboard work in the middle of the track. Dopo Niente E'piu'lo S (9:54) demontrates a nice combination between clavinet-piano-keyboard and vocal line. Even though it's a bit heavy / complex but there are melodic segments that are really nice to enjoy. The keyboard-based concluding track Traccia II (2:39) serves as continuation of the song with the same title from debut album. It has an excellent keyboard drives.

Recommended. Keep on proggin' .!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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