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Sensitiva Immagine


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 62 ratings

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4 stars A very talented but rather unlycky group,Sensitiva Immagine were formed in 1975 in Bologna,played some great Symphonic Prog,but only released a tape entitled ''E Tutto Comincio Cosi'' before fading into obscurity.The date of its release is uncertain with the most approved one to be 1976,but there are also possibilities that this was recorded in 1978 or 1980.Anyway,the album was re-issued on CD by Japanese label Melos and an even better release followed in 1998 by Kaliphonia with six bonus tracks,four of them previously unreleased and two live cuts.

What we are talking about here is some first class Symphonic Rock with an adventurous and rich sound and heavy GENESIS influences.So heavy that guitarist Massimo Buriani uses STEVE HACKETT trembling techniques and even more keyboardist Stefano Bertonazzi almost plagiarizes TONY BANKS' moog synth solos.But this ends up to be the only negative point of this re-issue.The band performs in the Classic Symphonic Prog style of their heros with extreme energy, inspiration and talent plus the intricate romanticism the Italian vocals add.Impressive symphonic interludes, haunting melodies, plenty of warm acoustic passages, magnificent moog synthesizers and guitar solos, dominant organs when needed and excellent composition skills characterizes this lost-in-time album.There are also strong similarities with Italian fellow progsters NUOVA ERA,especially on the Classical-inspired harsichord/piano parts and the intense vocal parts of Alfredo Olivieri.The production and possible re-mastered work on the CD is pretty good and finally presents a band with a massive sound all over the place and its overall very tight delivery.

If you are a GENESIS-freak of ''Selling England by the pound'' era,I cant have words to describe tour happiness if listening to this work.''E Tutto Comincio Cosi'' plus the bonus material recorded by the band back in the second half of the 70's is one of the better examples of beautiful and dramatic Symphonic Rock,yet far from original.Still the band deseves a very high recommendation.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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