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Periferia Del Mondo

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Periferia Del Mondo
2. Oceani
3. Suite Mediterranea incluso
a) Tra le terre
b) L'oracolo di Delfi
c) H.H. Blues
4. Chiaroscuro (Le tango du diable)
5. Come un gabbiano
6. Alghe
7. Synaesthesia
8. Angeli infranti
9. Cartolina per il Giappone*
10. Piove sul mare*

Total Time: 62:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Alessandro Papotto / voice, woodwinds, piano, percussions
- Giovanni Tommasi / guitars
- Bruno Vegliante / piano, keyboards
- Claudio Braico / bass
- Tony Zito / drums

Releases information

Published by Electromantic Music CD ART 418 on July 2006 with 2 bonus tracks noted with * in track listing

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Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
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Review by erik neuteboom
3 stars The Italian band Periferia Del Mondo has released their third album and decided to give it the name of the group so it's called Periferia Del Mondo but not their debut album. The 10 compositions sound alternating and contain a wide range of instruments. The woodwind instruments (clarinet and saxophone in my opinion) have an important role on this album, they colour the music in a very pleasant way. And you can enjoy lots of interesting musical ideas like a moving clarinet solo and sensitive electric guitar in the swinging titletrack, fiery guitar and an organ solo in the mid-tempo song Ocean, a spectacular synthesizer solo and many soli (including a clarinet inspired by Ravel's Bolero) in the Mid-Eastern sounding Suite Mediterranea and wonderful acoustic gutar with violin-Mellotron in Charoscuro. And in the song Alghe suddenly there is pure rock and roll guitar with organ and powerful vocals, it's all possible on this new and interesting CD by Periferia Del Mondo!
Review by Andrea Cortese
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4 stars This is the third and latest album released by the contemporary italian prog band Periferia del Mondo. A surprise to my ears because of the large variety of sounds and influences and the wide range of instruments, especially saxes, flutes, clarinet and whistles. Perhaps the thing I've appreciated most.

The jazz-rock element isn't really dominant but its sparse and gentle flavour enriches the atmosphere giving sometimes the vague impression of some Arti + Mestieri mood. But the album is much more than this. They are classically and symphonic inspired, they play melodic and harder rock parts with many solos on electric guitar and erupting hammond organ as in "Ocean" (4,55 mns). Also the mellotron like sound and piano have an important role as in the inspired "Ciaroscuro" (4,58). Interesting the changes of tempo in a jazz-swinging-swirling mood.

"Come un Gabbiano" (8,53 mns) opens softly and melacholically giving you the idea of the seagull flying over the vast sea. A hard electric guitar playing with excellent accelerations and sudden keyboards's eruptions.

"Alghe" (4,42 mns) is the most strange track here. Synth and other different keyboards plus slow spoken words give really the idea of the wavering in the underwater world.

The highest point of the album, in my humble opinion, is "Suite Meditteranea: a) Tra le Terre; b) L'Oracolo di Delfi; c) H. H. Blues" (8,37 mns). Spoken words in ancient greek language open the song with mystical and piano sound and dramatic electric guitar in an almost mystical atmosphere. Recently other italian band Ubi Maior decided to put some ancient greek words in their eponimous debut "Nostos". But let's go back to "Suite Mediterranea". This song has all a fanatic prog lover needs and die for. Many variations, soli and changes of tempo, but above all, is based and structured upon many different musical influences, from mediterranean to balkanian with saxes having a great role in the first part. In the second part whistles come out from behind the cloud and build up a WONDERFUL folky atmosphere that made me think, initially, to Gryphon. A great track, one of the best from the recent years, I think. And an important visiting card for this often overlooked band. Highly recommended.

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