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L'ONDA VERTEBRATA

Breznev Fun Club

 

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3.68 | 9 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars BREZNEV FUN CLUB are an Italian band who play a very Classical style of music with some female operatic vocals and male vocals thrown in. There are 14 members playing a variety of instruments like banjo, flute, harmonica, sax, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, mandolin, aboe, keyboards, violin, cello along with drums, bass and guitar.

At times I feel like i'm listening to background music to an old Disney movie and this is especially true of the opening track "Ludiche Ecchimosi" that is light and orchestral throughout. I honestly detest this type of music and also the operatic female vocals that open the proceedings. Next is "Il Folletto Di Cera" and it's still the same style but there are some spoken male vocals. A change when drums, piano, horns and more give it more of a Rock feel then more spoken words and light orchestral sounds follow. "Inseguito Dai Creditori" is so much better as we get some heaviness with guitar and drums as the horns join in. Piano only before 2 1/2 minutes as it calms right down. It does eventually build some. "Tre Pezzi Brevi" is again light orchestral music with female operatic vocals coming in late. Yikes !

"L'Onda Vertebrata" is the over 20 minute epic. This is fairly laid back with some reserved male vocals coming in then acoustic guitar. More reserved male vocals and light orchestral music. It turns heavy with theatrical spoken vocals in part IV of this piece. It turns mellow again as this continues to sound pieced together. Part VII is good with spoken vocals. This is the best part of the album by far for me. I like how heavy it is with piano and drums. Back to the mellow orchestral music to the end. "La Follia Del Mimo Azoto" is Jazzy and quite good as male spoken vocals come in. "Il Folletto Di Cera" has lots of flute and orchestral music to start and then it turns heavier with horns and drums standing out. It's mellow and dreamy again.

Man I am not into this style of music at all but i'm giving it 3 stars because I can appreciate the compositions and talent that went into this. Fans of Classical music should check this band out.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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