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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.49 | 87 ratings

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3 stars OK standing by for the new release by Le Orme, as foreseen within july 2004, I like to remind you of such interesting suite entitled "Il Fiume", whose lyricism and relaxing mood too, make this album a pleasant comeback (you can add another half star at least)...nevertheless you find some pop songs within, that I don't regard as a commercial attempt to innovate their style, but rather a good leap of quality concerning the melodic aspects of their music: in fact, after the first instrumental section of "Il Fiume", reminding me of the concept "Di Terra" by Banco, you start appreciating the melodic song "Madre Mia"; that is the sacred hymn, which every "River Civilian" should have to sing as a tribute to the "gifts" coming from water, by praising it every time, especially after the terrible disease of a long "dry period" (starving the inhabitants of such place)...the instrumental solos, being a bit reduced in comparison for example to their following album "Elementi", are good and the use of a "clean" Mini-Moog as well; nevertheless We have to wait until the development of "Il Fiume"-second part is completed, in order to still find the main leading and epic theme concerning the present short suite...probably this is the unique defect of this good work: make your own choice!!
lor68 | 3/5 |


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