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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.62 | 64 ratings

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3 stars The recently posted review of this disc has prompted me to play it again.I like Malibrans instrumental sound , but as stated in my comments on their other releases,the vocal style of Mr Scaravilli takes some getting used to and to many turns people away from Malibrans releases. This is apity as the compositions and melodies are very good. However , the intro in the first track malibran contains some nice flute and guitar before Mr Scaraveilli mis pronounces 'foggy pool' with some hilarious regularity. A good track though with some delightful flute and bass. Some Tull influence in the middle section of the song with a flute solo passage complete with nasal snorts makes this totally worthwhile .before the original melody is picked up once more. Track 2 The wood of Tales ibegins a scamel influenced track sounding very much like a track from one of their earliest albums.Once agaiin heavily featuring the flute of Glancarlo Cutilli who is a good rock flautist. The second part of this track has a wonderful Flute and guitar duel . Jerry Litrico plays guitar in a very melodic but hard metalic sound and it worksextremely well. Track 2 Sarabanda features a flute and acoustic gutar intro , not my favourite track,but pleasant enough if somewhat meandering. Once again a flute sound heavily influenced by Ian Anderson. Pyramids Street features much vocals ....enough said .but the track is quite beautiful despite Mr Scaravillis disonant efforts

Prelude sounds like live Tull from the 70s and a riff Martin Barre used to play during his 1970 guitar solo slot It rocks

Overall this album would be a good addition to any prog collection not 4 stars but a creditable 3.9 If you havent heard Malibran you should try and seek them out. Their music will appeal to those who like Flute riffs and great guitar solos and melodic keyboards. But if its quality vocal music you like then avoid. For other great flute bands you might be better advised to check out Molly Bloom( their debut CD is areal hidden and unknown gem) , Grovjobb and Ergo Sum.

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