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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars This is the single greatest Italian recording I have heard so far. I didn't expect this to be so varied either. At times it's raw and intrusive, and at other times it's too beautiful for words. They go from mellotron to fuzz organ, from sinister sounding organ to elegant acoustic guitar. And it all works to perfection.

"Una Dolcezza Nuova" opens with some powerful organ followed by drums, bass then piano as the organ continues. It settles down to piano only. Fragile vocals after 2 minutes. Drums are back 3 1/2 minutes in. This is simply breathtaking. So uplifting. Back to the fragile vocals and piano to end it. "Gioco Di Bimba" opens with keys and strummed guitar as fragile vocals come in. Pulsating synths follow. Some harpsichord as well. Drums eventually make an appearance. This is my least favourite track but it's still a good Folk song. "La Porta Chiusa" is an amazing track. Love the synths, drumming and the driving rhythm. Organ interupts twice before vocals arrive. A full sound follows with some great organ and synths. The contrast continues. Love the organ and drums after 3 minutes (think ANGLAGARD). Check out the drumming 4 minutes in as the organ continues to rage. Themes are repeated and the organ ends it in style.

"Brieve Immagine" opens with organ then reserved vocals. Drums and a more powerful sound a minute in. Check out the mellotron too. It's so majestic.The contrast continues. "Figure Di Cartone" opens with strummed guitar, drums and vocals. Fuzz organ comes and goes. Fuzz organ solo 2 minutes in. Piano 3 minutes in as it settles down. The fuzz is back. "Aspettando L'Alba" opens with gentle guitar as mellotron and a spacey vibe comes in. Vocals too. This is so emotional. Vocals get more passionate and drums join in. The atmosphere is other worldly. The mellotron is incredible. My favourite track and one of the best songs i've ever heard ! Guitar comes back. It's surprisingly spacey late reminding me of PORCUPINE TREE. It ends as it began with gentle guitar. "Alienazione" opens with heavy drums and sinister organ runs before the tempo speeds up dramatically. Piano joins in and then synths a minute in. Check out the fuzz organ before 2 minutes as the drums continue to pound away. The organ is killer before 3 minutes. This is just one mind boggling instrumental.

This really is almost perfect, one for the ages really. It has so many of the elements that I love about some of my favourite bands .I was even reminded of ANEKDOTEN a few times during the last song. For me this is huge, this album is going right on my favourite albums of all-time list.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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