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Ornithos - La Trasfigurazione CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.80 | 58 ratings

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4 stars Ornithos is one of the most pleasent and solid prog rock bands coming from Italy in last years. With members from another well known prog band from Italy Il Bacio Della Medusa, Ornithos manage to create a very enjoyble and full of memorable passages. La transfigurazione is the name issued few month ago at AMS records. From the first piece L'orologio, followed by the second tune La Persistenza Della Memoria, ( to me the best moments of the album) this band shows big potential in this field, a combination of symphonic prog , the eclectic side of it with some jazz rock arrangements moments here and there. I like a lot the male voice on La Persistenza Della Memoria, quite dark but so well integrated in the atmosphere of the piece, really nice. All pieces stands as great, not a weak moment here, spacially the first 8 tunes are little more consistent then the rest, but never the less a very entertaining release from start to finish.Top notch guitar in duel with the keyboards and aswell some fine flute moments here and there .The album sound overall smells of '70's prog in the glory days, a retro feel but very well presented in our days. Another thing that needs attention is that the album is released as mini LP with excellent front gatefold cover made by the bassist of the band Federico Caprai , aswell inside painting. Really nice and exactly in the mood with the music offered. So, to my ears this is a great album that desearve attention from all prog rock lovers, has everything to become among the top albums in last years not only from 2012. Well presented package, well composed music, and well deserarved 4stars, recommended for sure.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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