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Il Sistema


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.24 | 21 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars I was pleasantly surprised to notice that this Italian progrock dinosaur was digged up from the vaults and added to Prog Archives. It was released on CD in the early Nineties by Mellow Records, a known Italian progrock label that is specialized in releasing Seventies Italian prog like Il Giro Strano, Biglietto Per L'Inferno and Jumbo. According to my information Mellow Records also released this CD on a double LP with additional tracks. Il Sistema featured members that later appeared in Museo Rosenbach (guitarplayer Enzo Merogno) and Celeste (Leonardo Lagario on sax, flute and piano), legendary Italian prog bands!

Il Sistema their music (from the era between 1969 and 1971) is mainly based upon the powerful sound of the Hammond organ (evoking Gregg Rolie) in long tracks like Il Pensieri Del Mattino and Dinamica E. Cibernitica, I am sure you will be carried away! Along the omnipresent Hammond organ, we can also enjoy good work on saxophone, flute and electric guitar and some vocals with a melancholical undertone. The only disappointing track is Il Pozzo, it's too long and it sounds cacaphonic, a maverick on this CD that has a running time of more than 70 minutes. The recording quality is not very good but if you are up to a decent bootleg sound, this CD is one to discover.

erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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