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Ingranaggi Della Valle


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.07 | 207 ratings

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2 stars In hoc signo, Ingranaggi della Valle's first album, was one of my favorite albums of 2013. The traditional Italian Symphonic style allied with the violin and a sound that kept the roots of the RPI but with modern approach captivated me. I was looking forward to the band's second album!

And after 3 years we got Warm Spaced Blue, also released by the Italian label Black Widow. And what do we have here? Pretty much an alien for fans of the first record. After some changes in the line up Ingranaggi della Valle basically changed 100% its sound...

First of all the vocals now are in English (not that this is a problem, since 90% of the album is instrumental ...), gone are the Symphonic elements, gone are the various layers in the overall sound, gone are the Italian touch that made their first album unique, everything's gone. What we have on the new record is a bizarre mix of Post Rock, with Space Rock and Symphonic Rock touches, ' la Pink Floyd.

Honestly? I just can't understand the changes and they do not lead the band anywhere, sonically. What was unique to them is now what everyone else is doing. Also, why so drastically a change in the sound of the band after having battled so much to record the first record, establish an identity and have received so much praise for the first album? This baffles me completely! However, I believe there's still hope for the band and I will wait for the third album and see what they come up with.

But I must confess that after Warm Spaced Blue I will not wait so anxiously for it...

ProgShine | 2/5 |


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