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LA CITTĀ SUL LAGO

Malibran

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.38 | 18 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars After the live CD "In concerto" one year later Malibran released their fourth album entited "La citta sul lago". Despite the long running time from at about 70 minutes, Malibran succeeds to keep my attention on this CD. The compositions sound alternating featuring many strong shifting moods, breaks and soli and a varied instrumentation (guitars, flute, saxophone, piano). My highlights are: a fiery, wah-wah drenched guitar solo in the titeltrack, a playful percussive break with a biting guitar solo in "The time", a Jethro Tull inspired part in "La stagione del re" and metal guitar and propulsive drums in "Nuvole di vetro". If I compare this CD to their earlier work like "Le porte del silienzio" the Marillion echoes are almost faded away. I trace some elements from Camel (flute and guitars), Genesis (keyboards and 12-string guitars) and Jethro Tull (flute) but gradually Malibran has managed to sound more original. A special word goes to the splendid duo-guitarwork from Guiseppe Scaravelli and Jerry Litrico (in the vein of Rohtery and Latimer), they deliver many moving and exciting soli and duo-guitarplay! FORZA ITALIA!
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |

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