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1000 AUTUNNI

Ske

 

Eclectic Prog

4.38 | 134 ratings

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EricH
5 stars Ske is the nickname of Paolo Botta, the keyboardplayer of Yugen. I am not a fan of Yugen nor am I a big avant prog fan. With a lot of RIO I sometimes get the feeling that I am listening to a masterclass in modern composition rather then passionate rock. Fortunately there is now this wonderfull website called progstreaming where this album was featured for a couple of months. I am afraid that it wasn't able to check this album out on progstreaming I wouldn't be able to get past my prejudices I have against Yugen and other Rio bands.

For me 1000 autunni is a completely different proposition then Yugen. Although the music is very layered and complex the compositions flow very well. Wonderfull tunes and moods keep popping up all the time. The use of many 'antic' keyboards also gives this album a bit of a retro feel without sounding like any other band at the same time. Sometimes the organ and synths remind me a bit of Keith Emerson in his top years with ELP.

I am glad this album is classified as 'eclictic prog' , rather then avant/rio. Everyone should give this album at least a try, even if you don't Rio/Avant prog (like me). This might even be my favourite album of the year. Maybe I should even give Yugen another chance?

EricH | 5/5 |

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