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LANDSCAPE OF LIFE

Osanna

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.52 | 84 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars Like several other Italian bands, "Osanna" released a bilingual album. I'm not sure it was absolutely essential to do so.

In terms of music, the pieces here are more accessible than their previous album ("Paleopoli").

The opening number is a fine travel in the world of flute and mellotron but combined to more complex parts in which heavy sax and dark riffs give another angle to this very good song. Vocals during "Il Castello DellŽEs" are also truly "Italian".

Which is not the case for "Landscape Of Life". Still, they are more than average in this song; the melody is superb and the musician do a great job as always. The background sax is particularly welcome and the guitar work from Danilo Rustici is just amazing. Did I mention the sweet mellotron?

But things are leaving the good territories with "Two Boys". A very poor rocking number. Noisy, poorly produced and frankly unbearable. Press nextT. After a gospel type of intro, "Fog In My Mind" kicks off again on a more rocking side. Hard beat, weak melody and rather weird music, almost improvised. Far from the lovely Italian symphonic music.

.which we are brought back into with the fine ballad "Fiume". At last, another subtle and beautiful song. Fluting of course is so pleasant. Such a joyful feeling is conveyed while you listen to these type of songs. Again, only the Italian genre can produce little gems like this. Give me more, please!

This album is too inconsistent for the four star rating. Its middle part is especially weak (from Two Boys through Promised land). The closing and instrumental number features a solid guitar break which is worth to listen to. And how can I depict the sublime mellotron during the closing section?

Three stars. A good album.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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