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Picchio Dal Pozzo


Canterbury Scene

4.10 | 280 ratings

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4 stars In this self title album, Picchio Dal Pozzo made interesting jazzy improvisations, sometimes psychedelic with a constant use of acoustic elements (flute, sax, horn) next to the rock based structure. The mood is rather melodic, relaxed, dynamic with traces of Zappa's influences for humorous, "hilarious" passages. Their sound doesn't evoke the traditional 70's Italian symphonic rock music. This is more a fusion, tasteful exhibition of avant prog influences melted with jazz rock and folk. The introduction is a floating piece with repetitive xylophone parts covered by horn lines. "Cocomelastico" is a pure jazzy tune in the register of Soft Machine (for sax / electric organ dialogues). "stupid", humorous vocals are added to the mix. "Seppia" is the most interesting tune. This is a pleasant, "hypnotic" repetitive exercise made of loops, electronics and doom, "apocalyptic" "fuzz" guitars. A rather "cosmic" experience. "Bofenchia" is a calm, humorous interlude followed by a strange, acoustic trip. "Off" which closes the album is a nice, peaceful melodic tune for piano and flute with a little romantic accent. A convincing, optimistic album.
philippe | 4/5 |


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