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OPERA PRIMA

Rustichelli & Bordini

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 78 ratings

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geezer
3 stars ***1/2

This is the only album by this Italian keyboards/drums duo. The fact that these are the only instruments, itself, makes this album interesting. It's not hard to guess that the music is mostly a keyboards show-off by Paolo Rustichelli. At times, the keyboard work reminds me of that from Metamorfosi's Inferno album. Musically it both succeeds and does not succeed. It does get a little repetitive because of the keyboard dominance but there are also some really beautiful moments. Unfortunately, these are not enough to make this an essential album. Besides, I think the vocals by Rustichelli are rather poor and the weakest point of this album.

The best moment is probably the instrumental opener "Nativita". The track "Un Cane" with beautiful piano is also a really nice one. It really helps if you can ignore the poor vocals. Still, it is a nice obscurity from the Italian scene. Love the cover!

Conclusion: Good but far from essential Italian progressive.

geezer | 3/5 |

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