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Mad Crayon


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.57 | 39 ratings

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3 stars In the vein of the best neo-prog tradition, concerning excellent bands from Rome-Italy,like for example Ezra Winston, but also being affected by the best stuff by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (in a more melodic vein), these Italian guys produced a pretty album in the 1st half of the nineties, moreover with the purpose of making the present album cover and their following ones be dipicted by the same illustrator involved with some albums concerning "Le Orme"...the reference is clear, but the approach is absolutely melodic. Sometimes the rythmical section tastes a few odd time signatures, as long as They come back to normal patterns in other circumstances, by focusing anyway their effort on the melodic approach of the keyboards; and this kind of composition is just broken by simple harmonic solutions at the guitar (Do you remember the early albums by Steve Hackett?!?), varying the mood pretty well!! The vocalist is not exceptional, but his job is well fitted into their melodic and simple set...well I prefer bands like Il Trono dei Ricordi from Florence or Aufklarung from the District of Puglia-Italy within the Italian and Neo Prog Romantic scene, but for the lightest and just a little bit less involved moments these Mad Crayon are ok (try to hear their stuff by driving your car with tranquillity!!)

Interesting even though it is not completely essential!!

lor68 | 3/5 |


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