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CONTRAPPUNTI

Le Orme

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.93 | 185 ratings

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maryes
5 stars I think, that this fourth studio albun of the Italian band LE ORME, that in spite of being quoted with 4 stars (Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection) it is one of the more underestimated albuns of all of the quotations of P A and that it deserves 5 stars (Essential: the masterpiece of progressive rock music) and I explain: if the previous disk "Felona E Sorona" (that is inferior in my opinion) it receives an expressive note (4.37) being besides in the list of the top prog albums, this fantastic "Contrappunti" certainly could be also. Maybe, such fact is due to the accentuated smaller number. of reviews (260 against 73). The album in itself is close of perfection in a clearly similar style to bands as BANCO,E L & PALMER, TRIUMVIRAT, taking the last consequences the use of the most several types of keyboards (acoustic & eletric piano, organ, mellotrons and synthetizers) a percussion very well worked and incursions of electric guitar in the place of the simple bass attendance done by (as for instance in the track 1 "Contrapunti") an perfect example of Symphonic-Prog. Another style that is present in the disk is a type of space-prog or progressive electronic in the track 3 "Aliante" that reminded me bands like KRAFTWERK or TANGERINE DREAM, and still in the track 4 "India" with the use of a percussion in the World Music style. However, in spite of all of the tracks previously mentioned be excellent, they are not the better moments of the disk that are in the tracks 5 "La fabbricante d'angeli " with his keyboard simulating a flute and the duet for the 12 strings guitar and bass guitar and a Bill Brufford's drums style, they do with that she don't get to think in a more appropriate title for the track, and the track 7 "Maggio" that closes in a magistral way the disk in a really "magic" climate, with the presence of bells, church organs and synthesizers in aggressive solos and a percussion that takes away the breath of the listener. My rate is obviously 5 stars!!!
maryes | 5/5 |

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