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MAXOPHONE

Maxophone

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.20 | 315 ratings

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raul_siberian
4 stars This album became one of my favorites from the first time I heard it. I love it and I recomend it

It opens with "C' e Un Paese al Mondo" (5.00 out of 5.00). A wonderful song which shows how eclectic the band can be. The best part of this song is when it takes a break into a more jazzy form, wich sounds funny and clownish with an almost umpredictable bass work. Then all became beautifully symphonic in a dense form with Italians choruses, I was about to cry.

"Fase" (3.50 out of 5.00) Is the instrumental song of the album. It starts very heavy, being highly influenced by Gentle Giant later. The song ends heavily again.

"Al Mancato Compleanno di Una Faffalla" (4.25 out of 5.00) This is the folk song in the album, with beautiful flutes that reminds me of Jethro Tull but in a more sophisticated form. The vocal lines are good with Italian words that fits perfectly. Then it became in a worthily progressive song. Very Good

"Elzeverio" (2.50 out of 5.00) is my least favorite, but that doesn`t mean it`s a bad song. Now is when I realize that the man who`s starts singin` reminds me of Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant).

"Mercanti di Pazzie" (4.75 out of 5.00) Sounds influenced by both: Gentle Giant and Jethro Tull. Good Song and I want to emphasize that the last couple of minutes are absolutely brilliant, in fact, is the best part of this song and one of the best moments of the whole album.

As well as the album opens with a "5.00 out of 5.00" song, it closes with a song with the same rating IMO.

"Antiche Conclusioni Negre" (5.00 out of 5.00): Starts very festive with well played saxophones, but then, surprisingly, it all goes melancholic, when that horn starts to sounds I feel my eyes almost wet. Then, After an outstanding Italian vocal lines (that fits perfectly again) it starts to madurate again, just to reach the festivity which started with. A song that makes me feel Proud, I don`t know why.

There are good bass, guitars, organ, horns, flutes and saxophones. All well played But i`m not so sure about the vocals, although I have enjoyed.

Certainly, Maxophone were influenced by Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull and other acts by the time of the recording of this album, but I feel myself satisfied sayin`that at the same time they offered their own flavor.

4.00 Stars well received

raul_siberian | 4/5 |

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