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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars "L'infinito" and "Elementi" the last two LE ORME albums are the best works they've done since "Contrappunti" in my opinion. Now i'll admit that these two latest albums don't stand up well to those classic LE ORME albums we all know and love, but for me both are solid 4 star recordings. Paul Whitehead once again does a great job with the cover art. By the way this is the final installment of the trilogy.

"II Tuono E La Luce" opens with mellotron-like sounds as drums join in. This drummer is quite bombastic at times. Guitar after a minute as drums and those mellotron-like waves continue. "La Voce Del Silenzio" opens with organ as reserved vocals join in. It starts to brighten a minute in. A full sound follows as the guitar soars beautifully. Solo piano takes over then the vocals return. Melancholic synths replace vocals. It blends into "Shanti" as the organ starts to pulse as piano, bass then light drums join in. Vocals 2 minutes in. "L'infinito" features orchestral keys as drums pound away. Mellotron-like sounds after 2 1/2 minutes as it settles, then vocals arrive. "Si Puo Immaginare" opens with what sounds like harpsichord as vocals join in. A fuller sound 1 1/2 minutes in with drums and organ joining in. Violin after 2 1/2 minutes as drums pound. Organ takes the lead after 4 minutes then vocals return late.

"II Tempio Sul Lago" opens with solo piano for over a minute then these strings (keyboards) take over before the piano returns to end it. "Questo E II Mattino" is a 40 second vocal only track. "Canto" opens with piano as vocals join in. Synths replace the vocals. Guitar and a full sound after 2 minutes. Nice. Solo piano after 3 1/2 minutes as themes are repeated. Great tune. "La Ruota Del Cielo" features sitar and atmosphere. Reserved vocals and drums join in. Violin after 3 1/2 minutes. Spoken words end it. "Tra La Luna E Il Solo" opens with acoustic guitar melodies as reserved vocals join in. Drums and organ after a minute. "Il Come Onde Sull'Oceano" opens with some great organ as drums and orchestral keys follow. Guitar then takes the lead. "L'infinito (Reprise)" is exactly that.Drums, vocals and mellotron-like waves. Just an incredible sound.

Lots of piano on this one while the other keyboardist plays synths and also creates mellotron and orchestral-like sounds. Some emotion in this album as well for me.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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