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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.24 | 366 ratings

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3 stars 3rd album released by one of the classic Italian bands of the 70's mixing a much more "World music" influence than their classic debut "L'Uomo". "Palepoli" is an highly musically diverse album with many influences and sudden atmosphere, mood and tempo changes. At times I guess comparisons could be made to the early work of JETHRO TULL or even SEMIRAMIS but overall "Palepoli" reaches far too many different peaks to remain in one place for comparisons. Guitar sounds are meaty, hard and are slightly fuzz-like (a personal fav) and when combined with the heavy flute passages, percussion and keyboard atmospheres (some grand mellotron) makes this a tremendously addictive offering. I have always loved OSANNA ability to deliver a progressive rock album without worrying about remaining within a defined boundary. "Palepoli" is essentially 2 long album side epic tracks (18 and 22 mins) which are given lots of room to explore some grand musical caverns and hills. A great piece of Italian progressive history and an album full of unpredictable musical moments with that classic Ital-prog shape.
loserboy | 3/5 |


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