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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.91 | 185 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars Another one-shot band from the huge Italian 70s progrock scene!

I‚??m glad I‚??ve found this excellent and mythic album in the good 2002 Akarma release‚?¶

I think Murple deserves now (and deserved then) more attention by any good progrock lover. I don‚??t know why the german label Basf didn‚??t take care of them! It‚??s hard and sad to imagine!

The four band members are: Pino Santamaria (electric and acoustic guitars, lead vocals, choirs), Mario Garbarino (bass guitar, triangle and bongos), Duilio Sorrenti (drums, gong, tumbadoras and tympani), Pier Carlo Zanco (lead vocals, choirs, organ, pianos, eminent, synth, bowed contrabass).

Their unique and marvellous record is a great conceptual-based work about the story of the penguin ‚??Murple‚?Ě who decides to go away from his own land, ‚??Antarctica‚?Ě, and to explore the rest of world.

A long prog-suite, almost entirely instrumental: excellent keyboards, synths (special mention to ‚??Nessuna Scelta‚?Ě i.e. ‚??No Choice‚?Ě, excerpt from the first part) and classic pianos (special mention to the introduction of the second part titled ‚??Preludio e Scherzo‚?Ě i.e. ‚??Prelude and Joke‚?Ě), awesome electric guitars parts and elaborate soli, powerful drums and strong bass parts. Nice the dreamy vocals provided by Pier Carlo Zanco. Fantasy-like and delicate atmospheres for a joyful progrock adventure! P.S. very nice cover ;)

This is "prog-delicacy" at the purest state! Go out and buy this wonderful gem now!

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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