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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.59 | 17 ratings

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4 stars There are some gemstones in the gravel.......

This Italian band only released one album before they disappeared again. Which is a great shame.

The Rock Progressivo Italiano genre is a home for a lot of styles. It's doors is as open as the doors of a Burger King restaurant. Guercia is spreading themselves wide in the Rock Progressivo Italiano genre with a rich blend of symphonic prog, fusion/jazz, heavy prog and pastoral folk rock. Comparissons can be made to ELP, The Nice, Biglietto Per Inferno, PFM, Le Orme and a lot of other bands. Their sound is vintage Rock Progressivo Italiano with some Italian Beat influences too. The vocals are in Italian too. The instruments are tangents, flutes, guitars, bass, drums and vocals. The songs are both pastoral, symphonic and jazzy. Nothing on this album is easy listening and immediate though.

What this album has too is some really great songs. All of them. The vocals are superb. The musicians does a brilliant job on their respective instruments. All songs are very cleverly crafted with tonnes of bridges and intricate details which really makes the listener sit up, forget what he/she is doing (don't listen to this album when driving, please) and listen intently to the music. You never knows what happens next. It is an untraditional album in that respect and an album with a long life.

This is one of the hidden gems in the scene which deserves a lot more attention. It is hereby given.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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