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Il Bacio Della Medusa

Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars Il Bacio della Medusa is one of the best "modern" bands that came from Italy. Throughout the years, starting with their self titled album (2004) to their masterpiece Discesa Agl'Inferi D'Un Giovane Amante from 2008 and fantastic Deus Lo Vult from 2012 they have delivered masterful pieces of music combining classic prog sound with jazz, heavy prog and other various musical genres, which made them real music exploring prog band in a true meaning of the word.

The same can be said for their latest release SEME* from 2018, it took the band six years to deliver a new album and they deliver a true gold.

The album starts heavy with "Seme" which is a fantastic rocking tune, elements of hard rock/metal with sax complimenting this piece brilliantly and giving it a cool factor.

"La Sonda" is a totally different story than the first tune, a really laid back song, emotional flute gives this song a dreamy feel, later on a fantastic keyboard solo with sax giving it that original factor.

"5 E 1/4? Fuori Dalla Finestra Il Tempo Dispari" is a brilliant prog tune and a true showcase of the bands abbility to deliver various stiles into a song and make it out of this world expiriance. It really paints a prefect prog picture combibing jazz, a Spanish feel acoustic guitar solo, time and mood changes, eclectic moments and really emotional electric guitar solo.

"Sveglia" is a real suprise on the album a really fun song wich gives a country rock feel. What makes this song great is a fantastic melodic/feel good sax and guitar solo.

This album is just one surprise after the other, and "Animatronica Platonica" delivers electronic music trougtout. "Sudamerica" is a some kind of ambient prog song followed by a great sax trough the entire tune, fantastic acoustic guitar solo and a cool jazz part.

"Utopia? IL Non Logo" is a manly keyboard driven 2 minute instrumental which takes us to "Il sentiero di luce" a song that gives that classic RPI feel. "Animaemotica" is a space rock song a really great addition to this album.

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