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Capsicum Red


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.83 | 30 ratings

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Sean Trane
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2 stars Sole album from a fairly traditional Italian-styled symphonic prog, Capsicum Red (named after a red hot pepper/pimento), this standard prog quartet (the bassist also plays a second piano) played a very classically-induced prog rock, which came close to being very corny while adapting Beethoven's Symphonie Pathetique, which takes most of the first side of the album. The album's production is simply atrocious (or should I say absent?), with some completely off balance instruments, and the tracks on the second side (although less cheesy) are of the same mould. The closing Corale is slightly more enthralling than the rest of the album. Fourth rate Nice, if you ask me.

A bit like some old parmaggiano that has not aged well at all, due to rot and mildew, CR's album is anything but essential and is likely to appeal to Italian completists only. Two stars are just as high as I could ever go for such a sub-amateurish album. The Artis reissue (the one I heard) is dubbed from the vinyl, which surely does not help, either.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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