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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.36 | 1221 ratings

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5 stars The first appearance of Moog synth on Italian record should be reason enough to have this album in your collection, not to mention the fact that it's used wisely, perfectly blended with the rest of the instruments, utilizing lovely melodies. Speaking of melodies, this album contains the sweetest flute solo that I ever heard. It's only 5 seconds long, accompanied with harpsichord, but it's wonderful. Speaking of wonderful, "Impressioni Di Settembre" is one of the most wonderful songs that I ever heard (again). Speaking of impression, the grand finale "Grazie Davvero" is very impressive, utilising fanfare-like sounds in absolutely bombastic arrangement in 3/4 time measure. Speaking of time measures, there are some simply lunatic ones (I was never able to count them) where you can hear lunatic interplay between Hammond organ and electric guitar. Speaking of electric guitar, acoustic guitar is doing even more nice parts, ranging from fast and raging to dreamy and quiet. Speaking of quiet, album opens very quietly and gradually grows in loudness until it reaches it's finest moment with extraordinary vocals. Speaking of vocals, lyrics are excellent as well. Speaking of lyrics, album's inner sleeve contains them and you suddenly realise this is a concept album. Album cover is beautiful. Drums are perfect. Production is lovely. Bass, mellotron and piano lines are remarkable. Album is full of fine of humour, but that is noticeable only if you listen to the instrument's passage very carefully. I think the guys had a great time in studio.

The only bad things about this album are a) it's way too short and b) album will cause loads of boring good reviews in years to come.

clarke2001 | 5/5 |


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