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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.52 | 91 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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2 stars I'm not very educated on field of Italian progressive rock scene of the seventies, though that appears as interesting area of music. Sadly have to admit that this record did not please me at all, and I have to explore the scene later with some other records. I'm sorry if I disturb anybody with my opposing feelings and uneducated approach to this expression of art, but this record really did not turn me on. Actually listening it trough was an irritating experience.

The opening track sounds like some kind of nightmare (ambiguously), with organs playing wildly something, and a deep pitched lady is singing over this. The second song continues the style, starting in a more tender, psalm resembling hymn, and is slightly more pleasant to listen to, until some kind of reciting begins (ritual music?). Following song starts with a tender acoustic guitar / piano / flute pastoral with some ghost singing distantly behind, and liked this one. Later more surreal keyboard texture adds tension to the song. Fourth song continues the acoustic style in minor key and pretty flute melody. Some descriptive narration follows, and builds up the major content of this song. The last song is a solo church organ song, no narrations or other elements included, and it's a decent composition, though I'm not big fan of this kind of classical music.

Though I did not like this record, it's wise to verify other opinions given to this album, maybe you would like it though I did not. If you like music influenced very strongly by classical music, more exactly a reflection of Christian church music related to occultism in popular culture horror genres, try listening this. The acoustic side of the record pleased me, but I did not like the church organ stuff nor the descriptions, so an integral aspect of the album was lost from me. A blind purchase before verification is not my personal suggestion.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 2/5 |


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