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Arti e Mestieri - Tilt - Immagini Per Un Orecchio CD (album) cover


Arti e Mestieri


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.27 | 185 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars "It seems there's no time to wait for science and for losing doubts. It needs too much patience..." (excerpt from "Articolazioni").

I'm not really a jazz-rock sub-genre's great amateur. Probably I've never been and I'll never be that! Despite this, I enjoy to listen to Arti & Mestieri's 1974 musical debut in its fresh (and always excellent) Akarma re-issue!

I have to admit Tilt is a strong release wisely builded up by jazz, classic symphonic prog and mixed with a folkish delicate taste. Musicianship offers enough pleasure to the exigent ears of any prog-lovers! Violin, clarinet, guitar, mellotron and hammond organ are the most relevant instruments. All the band's members are talented musicians and played live supporting other historic bands as Premiata Forneria Marconi and Gentle Giant.

Vocals are very sparse and feature in only two songs: "Strips" and the memorable long track "Articolazioni" (13,41 mns), the best of the album in my opinion. Close second is the instrumental opener "GravitÓ 9,81" (only 4,06 mns).

Another excellent album from the vast and deep ocean of the seventies' impressive italian prog scene!

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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