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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.62 | 64 ratings

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4 stars Malibran offers a pure symphonic music. Not always Italian since vocals (when available) are a mix of English and Italian.

Their debut album, which is mostly instrumental (thank god, because I am not convinced by Giuseppe Scaravilli (the lead vocalist of the band). This is particularly true during the opening number "Malibran". We'll just get confirmed than when playing instrumental music, the band sounds a lot better. The title track is definitely a highlight. Italian symph as they can produce : beautiful and poignant music where emotion has a a lot do.

Another great track is "Pyramid's Street". Very strong fluting, this "Bolero" type song is really fascinating. Of course, it is not the first to use this classic theme, but they do it with brio. And what to say about the magnificent "Prelude" ? Apart that it is a weird title for a closing number, it is the most achieved song from this very good album. Wonderful melody, stronger beat than usual, superb guitar work (there won't be many like this on "The Wood of Tales") and again superb flute play. It is the best song from this album and I really recommend it to you if you have the chance to get hold on this album.

This band is not very well known but fully deserve your attention. If you like "Camel" ("Moonmadness", "Snow Goose" period), this band will really please you. The flute adds a little "Tull" flavour which is also very pleasant.

Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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