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Il Volo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.90 | 152 ratings

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4 stars Essere O Non Essere? finds Il Volo crafting progressive rock with unique textures and tones thanks to their use of unusual instruments (clavinet and mandolin) and the duo of Vince Tempera and Gabriele Lorenzi on keyboards, who between them regale the listener with a range of unusual sounds which support the intriguing blend of symphonic rock and jazz-rock influences that the group draw on. It never quite becomes disco-prog, but there's the same funky undertones and sunny disposition (not to mention smooth rhythms) that suggest it might take that direction at any time. Certainly one of the more original works to emerge from the prog scene in the mid-1970s.
Warthur | 4/5 |


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