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PEACE

Zingale

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.96 | 28 ratings

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enigmatic15
5 stars This album in my opinion hasn't gotten a fair shake, and since it's a little known album from a country near to my heart, I feel that I have to come forward and defend it.

Heroica is a straight up jazz/fusion rocker somewhat like Mahavishnu with frenzied violin and fast drumming, poppy jazz bass lines, and some nice rhodes work. Some synth comes in and the bass gets really rockin, this guy really knows how to slap and pock! The song brings momentum into the album and ends with a transition to the more YES-like and symphonic... 4/5

Help this Lovely Planet: Nice and melodic Yes-like singing with some rhodes and beautiful multiple-dubbed violin lines to accompany it with psych sounding guitar interweaved throughout. Truly great for any violin fan! This song is really beautiful and the album is worth checking out for it alone! 5/5

Carnival: Wow this song rocks! It's like a psych-bluegrass hoedown with some awesome and completely off-the-wall guitar and violin work exchanges reminiscent of Mahavishnu. Now some rhodes piano and crazy wah-wah bass followed by a truly spooky avant-garde part which could serve as the background music in a horror-house. 5/5

Love Song: Reminds me of some of the Caravan Stunning Cu......errr i mean Cunning Stunts tracks with the typical Canterbury style along with some great singing and violin work. The slow part picks up pace and turns into a complex Yes-like part which then gives back to the slow pace and in come dual slide guitars, very Pink Floydy indeed. 5/5

7 Flowers Street: Very pretty Folky dual acoustic guitar and violin calms down the frenzy. Truly beautiful, and picks up into a faster paced jazz/fusion section. 5/5

One Minute Prayer: A sped up and reversed prayer of some kind with a backing track, very psychadelic. 4/5

Lonely violin Crying for Peace: Nice violin in the beginning followed by a jam session with rhodes at the forefront and some fretless bass. 4/5

Stampede: Another great jazz/fusion rocker with some synth thrown in for good measure and lots of tasty psyched out violin,guitar and sweet bass lines. 4/5

Soon the war is over: Obviously the singer listened to VDGG because a few parts are mediocre attempts at Peter Hammill (but then again every attempt at Peter Hammill would be a bad attempt wouldn't it, he can't be touched!), but it doesn't really detract from the quality of the song which is great. After the botched PH attempt, everything is beautiful as long as you can get beyond the Israeli accent. The end of the song is pretty epic and a great way to end this fantastic album! 5/5

4+5+5+5+5+4+4+4+5= 39/9 =4.33 which has to be rounded to 5 to recify a little of the injustice that has been done to this superb gem! Do not hesitate to check this album out, especially if you're into intricate, beautiful prog with a fusion emphasis. And isn't it just also cool to be able to say that you have an Israeli prog album! Highly Reccomended!

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