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Festa Mobile


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.98 | 106 ratings

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3 stars This is the unique album from this Italian band. It is dominated by the piano sound and the jazzy moods. Actually, "Festa Mobile" was more of jazz-rock oriented . After the "Festa Mobile" experience, the Bocuzzi brothers will form a fully jazz-rock band after experience ("Il Baricentro").

Some songs like the opening number are full of frenzy. Very complex, fast yet remarkably played. Most of the songs from this album feature an upbeat tempo. "Canto" is such as well. Even more jazzy, the drumming work is really excellent; but musicianship is very high throughout this album.

"Aristea" is my favourite song from this album. It features some organized cacophony combined with sweet piano pieces. Maybe the most "symphonic" of the whole. Vocals are particularly charming.

"Ljalja" is another complex song and transports me from the noisiest and most boring moments to the most beautiful ones. A great contrast, that's for sure. It is not so often that I can observe this feeling in a song. It opens on the same speedy and chaotic mood but switches to a great melodic part which is mostly mellotron based.

The last song is again a mix between jazz and symphonic music. It has some connections with "ELP" but again its structure is rather disconcerting.

"Diario Di Viaggio Della Festa Mobile" is not an easy album to discover. IMO, this work should better fit in the category "Jazz rock/Fusion" than in Italian symph. Still pleasant but I am not a fan from this genre.

Three stars for the good musical performance and skills from these musicians and for "Aristea". But beware that there is more jazz than symphony here.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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