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Edgar Allan Poe - Generazioni (Storia di Sempre) CD (album) cover


Edgar Allan Poe


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.78 | 81 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars It's incredible how prolific the Italian progressive rock was in the Seventies, what a huge amount of interesting bands! Here is one shot band Edgar Allan Poe that delivered with "Generazioni" a very varied and a bit complex progrock album.

1. Prologo : After an ominous climate with scary sounding piano and spoken Italian words, an accellaration follows with fluent jazzy guitar runs, supported by a powerful bass and dynamic drums, very unique!

2. Considerazioni : This piece contains cascades of shifting moods, from a slow rhythm with organ an a Hawaii sounding guitar to a mid-tempo with tender piano, raw guitar and warm vocals. In the final part it becomes more bombastic and the tempo goes faster and faster featuring powerful interplay between the rhythm-section, organ and electric guitar.

3. Per un'anima : A wonderful track featuring twanging acoustic guitar, warm vocals (a bit sad undertone) and the beautiful, disctintive string-ensemble sound.

4. Alla ricerca..... : After the previous mellow song, the music turns into bombastic with a church organ sound and propulsive drums and bass, evoking early Le Orme.

5. Ad un vecchio : Another varied and alternating track, from a bit hypnotizing atmosphere with slow Moog runs and fragile electric guitar to swinging with fiery electric guitar. It contains many musical surprises, very original!

6. La ballata del cane : This one delivers acoustic rhythm guitar, delicate mandoline runs and warm, a bit melancholical vocals. Again it reminds me of early Le Orme (one of my favorite Italian bands).

7. Generazioni : The titletrack features a Moog sound that is similar to the famous Moog solo in "Lucky man" from ELP. The intro with twanging acoustic guitar and the Moog is a great idea and sounds very pleasant. Then a bombastic church organ sound, followed by a mid- tempo with cheerful vocals, wonderful string-ensemble and sensitive electric guitar, what a tasteful and elaborated piece!


erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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