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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.56 | 125 ratings

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4 stars Despite I'm a huge fan of "Le Orme", I have to say that, in my opinion, this is not their best moment - at all! Even if better than the pointless "Smogmagica", "VeritÓ Nascoste" hits the listener more because it represented a return to a more rocking sound than for its real value. There are just few really precious songs here: the title track is an impressive acoustic song, with a fully appreciable classic feeling to it, very well composed and arranged. "I Salmoni", even if poppier than the usual stuff by Le Orme, is very well arranged and the interplay between instrument is dynamic and tasty. "Il Gradino pi¨ stretto del cielo", finally, demontrated how Le Orme understood that the glorious time of symphonic prog was over, and managed to focus on a more straight-forward sound, even aggressive, without renouncing to their "quest" for melody... the song really rocks, and it far better than much contemporary "new wave". As for the rest, well... "Insieme al Concerto" is pretty, but I like its intrumental passages most (ok, and also the last verse, very in the naive and folk vein typical of Tagliapietra), which underline the presence of Germano Serafin, a superlative and too often forgotten guitar player (he was seventeen then), rich in good taste and never intrusive, very discreet and precise. "In ottobre" is messy and very bad arranged (again, I would save it only for Serafin's guitar work). Even Pagliuca's lyrics, usually poetic and very interesting, are here clumsy. "Regina al Troubadour", a huge success in Italy then, is interesting but chaotic, while "RadiofelicitÓ" is a very clumsy and laughable attempt to imitate "Ohm sweet Ohm" by the Kraftwerk. So, if you like Le Orme, I recommend you to skip "Smogmagica" and finding an alternative way to listen to this one than buying it... at least the few good song are really good.
paolo.beenees | 4/5 |


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