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VOCI

Luciano Basso

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.05 | 44 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars Luciano Basso was born in Venice and was classically trained on piano in his hometown's academy of music.

After a brief experience with the band IL MUCCHIO he went solo with this memorable instrumental album where he manages to mix different styles as classical music, symphonic prog, electronic and jazz. He plays a wide range of keys, from piano (both classic and electric), organ, mellotron and harpsichord, not far from Emerson's virtuoso style.

The main difference with ELP is that "Voci" is the result of a classic sextet of musicians (on contrabass Mauro Periotto of NUVOLE DI PAGLIA) where violin and cello often take the lion's share.

In some parts Basso sounds more cryptic, somehow nearer to the RPI scene of that time (FRANCO BATTIATO), in others the general mood turns more cosmic and atmospheric with guitar a la PINK FLOYD (as in the half of "Preludio") or with sad piano ballad as in the title track's intro, in still others he's capable of joyful instrumental enthusiasm and rush (as in "Promenade I").

This is really a wonderful record that everyone should own; certainly, one of the swan songs of italian classic prog.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |

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