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Ibis - Nico, Gianni, Frank & Maurizio: Canti D'Innocenza, Canti D'Esperienza... CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.31 | 46 ratings

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3 stars This group was lead by Nico Di Palo, the lead vocal and guitarist of this band. Their sound here is very similar to what they played in the "UT" from the New Trolls but extracted "hard-rock oriented" part mostly. Most of tunes here are however much more straight forward rock compared to the "UT", sometimes louder and wilder. It begins with hard guitar riffs and drums, "Innocenza esperienza", where Nico sings high and loud, this is the highlight even at the beginning. The next song, "Signora Carolina" is very well- organized tune which other Italian progressive rock groups have similar flavors. At the beginning of this une, it begins with a beautiful harmony of chorus with acoustic guitars. And then it segues into a classical piano piece, which is similar to "Studio" from the album "UT". In the latter of this song, the mood changes for hard rock style. "Simona" is a lovely small song, but not so remarkable. "L'amico della porta accanto" and "Vecchia amica" are the British hard-rock style songs. Maybe Nico loved Jimi Hendrix very much - if you listen Nico's guitar riffs in the "Vecchia amica", you'll find it. The last cut, "Angelo invecchiato", is somewhat scattered and doesn't give so much impressions. Only the latter part, we can hear the symphonic sounds while it is funny modulated synthesizer dubs here. This inherits the next album, "Sun Supreme", and it becomes more sophisticated.

As a whole, this is a great work but I cannot resist that there're somewhat rough and wild.

I recommend this album for whom are well acquainted with British 70's hard rock first, and Italian rock (New Trolls, Osanna, Biglietto Per L'inferno, J.E.T, Flea, etc) fans as well.

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