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Capricorn College


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.59 | 13 ratings

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2 stars For their second release not much have changed regarding Capricorn College's line-up,except the departure of flutist Guerrino Franchini and the arrival of saxophonist Antonio Balsamo.The band presented itself now under the title ''Barimar & Capricorn College'', where Barimar is the pseudonym of the band's keyboardist,main composer and arranger Mario Barigazzi.Their second and last album ''Di primavera'' was again released on Kansas in 1974.

And seems like time went backwards for this act as, after the semi-progressive ''Orfeo 2000'', the new album contains mainly melodic Pop music split into 12 short tracks with sweet vocals,light piano and organs and occasional sax solos.The musicianship is quite versatile,however the band never escapes from the strict pop lines they set and only a few tracks contain soft symphonic elements,mainly in the instrumentral parts.Yet even those are played with little heart and in a rather accesible form and the work even sounds dated and cheesy at moments with strong 60's beat influences.Still there are places where the band impresses with some nice-songwriting, but no more than these.

Eventually the band split up after this release,which produced only one from the five singles the band's discography contains.Far not only from the progressive spirit of the time,but even from their semi-artistic debut,Capricorn College's final work will appeal only to those who don't mind to listen to some romantic Italian Pop music from time to time.

apps79 | 2/5 |


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