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CHERNOBYL 7991 *

Area

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.51 | 19 ratings

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Cometa Rossa
4 stars Since 1975 I'm absolutely adoring AREA. Many years I didn't know there was any AREA-music after "Tic&Tac" (which I like very much meanwhile, though it's more a kind fusion, somewhere between Wheather Report and Spyro Gyra with an Italian touch. At that time of "Tic&Tac" the band probably was still kind of suffering from Demetrio's death. So it probably was helpful to take this direction in the early 80ies.There are also two hard to find, but boring fusion-like non-real AREA-II albums; Giulio Capiozzo's desperate(?) attempts to somehow continue his carreer as leading a kind of Area. No other original band member on these 2 CDs). Then I was desperately seeking for this "Chernobyl 7991". After about 3 years an Italian ebayer offered it. Finally it was mine. It's great and it's very well something similar to the 70's AREA. Of course there are differences between "Chernobyl 7991" and the classical AREA-Albums (the first 6 on this site/page). And some of these differences are simply musical development, positive developments. Of course the absolutely irreplacable Demetrio Stratos isn't there and it's not that boisterous anymore. But great keyboarder/pianist and composer Patrizio Fariselli, at least AREA-mastermind #2, and also monster- drummer Giulio Capiozzo made very fine, mature and unique compositions as well as improvisations and played and recorded everything very fine. Without silly attempts to simply recall the past or even to imitate what only Demetrio's unique voice and energy could have contributed. "Chernobyl 7991" is absolutely no typical fusion, it's real AREA, almost 30 years after disbanding, developed, matured, colourful, still energetic and surprising. Don┤t skip this one! And also go for the next step: The Fariselli Project with "Lupi sintetici e strumenti a Gas"! (That's what Fariselli created 1-2 years after Capiozzo died more or less in his arms (in 2000). Then his music shouldn't be labelled AREA anymore.) Also great!
Cometa Rossa | 4/5 |

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