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Nodo Gordiano


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.81 | 15 ratings

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4 stars This is the debut by this contemporary Italian group. The music is rather dark instrumental (one track with vocals) progressive. Especially the guitar work is very gloomy and the very good use of saxophone ads nice mysticism. The bass work of Andrea de Luca often stands out and overall the rhythm section is very hectic. Not really the most typical Italian progressive. The band as an influence that comes to my mind is King Crimson. Still, the band doesn't really sound exactly like KC. I much prefer the style of Nodo Gordiano over KC. It is quite strictly rooted in the seventies (never a bad thing) and it has sort of a jamming feel at times. I get a feeling of free improvisation in some parts when I listen tothis album. This is an excellent and creative work that has grown up on me with each listen.

The album opens with "Pvtrvs", compositionally one of the strongest tracks. On the second track "Cinque" it turns a little jazzy and free with some nice bass and drum work before turning into a calm mood again. The 3rd track "il Conformista", the only one with vocals, is one of the strongest. The rest of the remaining tracks are very good as well.

A new album Alea should be soon out. The band has reduced into a trio on this album and bassist Andrea de Luca remains the only original member.

Conclusion: An excellent crimson influenced album but not a masterpiece!

geezer | 4/5 |


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