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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Storia Di Un Minuto CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.36 | 1216 ratings

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Mr. Mustard
5 stars Storia Di Un Minuto is perhaps the strongest debut album by any band in the prog genre. Clearly these guys new what they were doing from the beginning. Musically this album is structurally diverse and has plenty of exciting tempo, mood, and style changes throughout. Also, the variety of instruments is impeccable, for which flute, moog, violin and the classic mellotron all play a significant part. Simply put, these guys make beautiful music.

The album opens with the aptly titled 'Introduzione' and 'Impressioni De Settembre.' The latter has some amazing dynamic sound changes throughout and has a gorgeous melody played by a plethora of different instruments.

'E'Festa' is a harder-rocking song with an undeniable energy and happy atmosphere. The heavier parts with the crunchy guitar are mixed flawlessly with the gentler flute and mellotron parts.

'Dove? Quando' has two parts, the first part is down-tempo, tranquil, and flows beautifully with flute and acoustic guitar. The second part is jazzier with keyboards taking a more dominant role.

'La Carozza Di Hans' features some absolutely brilliant acoustic guitar work, as well as some serene vocals.

The album concludes with 'Grazie Davvero,' which has a slight Beatles inflection in the beginning. There is a nice brass section throughout, which is always welcome.

Overall, Storia Un Di Minuto is a cornerstone of Italin and prog music alike. My only problem with this album is that it's too short! Literally, that's it.


Mr. Mustard | 5/5 |


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