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Foglie Di Vetro


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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3 stars Please listen to the first and third tracks, and you can get pleased.

FOGLIE DI VETRO's eponymous album can be thought as one of "out of ears, out of mind" stuffs in the Rock Progressive Italiano scene but might not be forgotten, let me say. This obscure quintet has released only one album and disappeared without any notice, and such a mysterious story might add another beautiful colour to the album, I imagine. From the beginning we can feel full of Italian symphonic flavour with heavy but catchy rock aroma, based upon sensitive Italian words. Yes all essence should be condensed in the first track "La Moltitudine" (just like the title!), exactly their masterpiece. Tragic keyboard sounds, hard and swift guitar plays, delicate and subtle piano touches, and active and vivid sentences ... colourful, theatrical variation we can hear, and no useless phrase nor tone is in the stuff. Another neat progressive one ... the third self-titled track has fragile bluesy atmosphere with powerful, intensive moments. "Foglie Di Vetro" means "Leaves of glass" in English, and this makes sense really. Although their play / instrumental technique is not so good and their chord progression is not perfect, the audience would come in touch with their strong intention for kinda enthusiastic rock theatre.

Sadly other tracks cannot remind us of RPI but of Crossover, like "Prendi La Mia Anima (Il Viaggio)", an acid-folk-ish storytelling seasoned with hard-edged guitar spice, or "Immagini Di Un Miraggio" or "Io ... Partir", quite acceptable and danceable, featuring delightful flute plays. "Ars Nova" is sorta hard rock, their Italian words are somewhat beautiful though. The last "Eclisse (Ripresa De La Moltitudine)" is exactly instrumental jazz rock with no surprise. Sounds like they could not have kept potential until the end of the album ... it's a pity, but fine for us to pick some tracks up. Various opinions might be launched I guess, but this album is my love.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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