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Alusa Fallax


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.03 | 228 ratings

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4 stars Alusa Fallax were born as an expanded version of the group Gli Adelfi in 1969.They were based in Milan, led by guitarist/singer Guido Gabet and keyboardist Massimo Parretti along with three brothers, Augusto (vocals/drums), Mario (wind instruments,vocals) and Guido Cirla (bass).They released two singles in 1969 and became a great support live group in early-70's.Their time though came in 1974, when they released their debut ''Intorno alla mia cattiva educazione'' on Fonit Label.

As with the case of the great Italian Prog acts of the time, the sound of Alusa Fallax had a fantastic symphonic approach, but the overall style was a lot more than symphonic/orchestral arrangements.With a great love for long instrumental passages and also lyrical parts with expressive and raw Italian vocals in the vein of JUMBO's Alvaro Fella , the band presented a dramatic Symphonic Rock release, where harmonic passages are blended with numerous nice interplays and complex ideas.Flutes and moog synthesizers are especially in evidence, delivering often a soft and depressive atmosphere, but there is also a strong amount of fiery electric guitars, specifically in the more complicated themes.There are also some Folk parts thrown in with delicate acoustic guitars and heavy flute work and heavy Jazz-Rock moments towards the end with some virtuosic electric guitars and saxes in the style of OFFICINA MECCANICA.The obvious Classical influence though is the one that dominates the release with Parretti's great performance on synths/organ/piano and the constant presence of Mario Cirla and his flutes, saxes and french horn.The final result is comparable to the mid-70's works of BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO and MAXOPHONE, professional prog of high quality.

The album was reputedly pressed in 5000 copies with a limited distribution and Alusa Fallax kept playing live, even if their style changed significantly over the years with Progressive Rock fading away and Disco Music emerging at the top.In 1977, now under the name Blizzard, they release a single and 1979 sees the end of this excellent group.

''Intorno alla mia cattiva educazione'' still remains among the very great items of 70's Italian Prog music, where demanding and nervous instrumental parts meet the delicacy of symphonic orchestrations and deserves a good place in every prog fan's collection.Highly recommended.

apps79 | 4/5 |


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