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PALEPOLI

Osanna

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.24 | 264 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars This is definitely a bizarre and complex ride.There are plenty of surprises throughout in this difficult to digest album.There are two long tracks with a short (less then 2 minutes) track dividing them.

"Oro Caldo" opens with what sounds like native drums beating slowly while we can hear children playing in the background. Some chanting and flute join in as well. A change after 2 minutes as an uptempo section takes over with vocals. Sounds like a celebration.The guitar is great 3 minutes in. It settles before 4 minutes. I like this passage. Reserved vocals come in. It kicks back in and settles again as the tempo continues to shift. Check out the mellotron after 8 1/2 minutes ! Some amazing guitar follows with lots of flute. It settles right down 11 1/2 minutes in then kicks back in with some emotion as sax and mellotron take over. Raw guitar melodies follow.Things get a little crazy 14 minutes in and late as the tempo continues to change. What a song !

"Stanza Citta" has this slow beat with flute and psychedelic vocals. Some samples too. "Animale Senza Respiro" hits the ground running. It settles after a minute and vocals arrive 2 1/2 minutes in. It kicks back in a minute later with some ripping guitar in tow. A heavy sound 4 1/2 minutes in. It calms down again 6 1/2 minutes in with reserved vocals and eventually acoustic guitar. An eerie calm follows. Reserved vocals and sax 10 1/2 minutes in. Flute then mellotron follows. Guitar 14 minutes in followed by sax. The tempo continues to shift. More sax 16 minutes in before it kicks back in. Mellotron 20 1/2 minutes in as it settles down to end it.

Certainly not an easy album to get into, but this is brilliant !

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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