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Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars One more unusual but pleasant Italian Progressive album from 70-th. It includes only two compositions ( one on each LP side), so is very short.

First song is dreamy melodic composition musically in traditional RPI style of that time. Only the big difference are in instruments: whenever keyboards presents and plays important role, music in total are guitar driven. In comparence with previous album, guitar sound is softer and warmer, more rounded, far from heavy Hendrix sound. Composition by itself is very nice, one of band's very best.

The second song ( or side B of original LP) is very different. It's another long composition, but recorded live in small studio with small team of listeners. And in fact it's pure Hendrix-oriented psychodelic bluesy song. No prog elements there at all.

In total, the album is short, but leaves it's traces in your head and your heart. Quite unusual guitar-hero oriented music for Italian bands of period. But songs are melodic, sound openly and catch you with their warm melodism.

snobb | 4/5 |


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