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RINGS OF EARTHLY LIGHT

Eris Pluvia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.75 | 95 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I know a lot of people feel this is a modern classic, and it is a nice peice of pastoral Italian music ,but for me it's lacking that atmosphere. If they had used more synths or included mellotron it would have made a huge difference for me. Now understand i'm not big on Prog- Folk which this would be classified under if it wasn't Italian. Too bad they sing in English and not in Italian.

"Rings Of Earthly Light" opens with flute before it kicks in quickly. I like the sax. Vocals 2 1/2 minutes in. A great sound follows. The guitar starts to solo after 4 minutes before settling right down with reserved vocals. Sax and drums take the lead 6 minutes in. Vocals are back 8 minutes in. Guest female vocals at 9 1/2 minutes then the male vocals return. Flute then leads the way until about 15 minutes in. Sax is back and guitar comes in late. "In The Rising Mist" features acoustic guitar melodies with synths and flute helping out. Vocals 2 minutes in. "The Broken Path" builds before the guitar leads the way.

"Glares Of Mind" opens with acoustic guitar before the flute joins in. Beautiful track with some violin too. "Pushing Together" opens with a pastoral soundscape. Reserved vocals before 1 1/2 minutes. The sound does get fuller. Electric guitar after 3 1/2 minutes. "You'll Become Rain" starts out with acoustic guitar and fragile vocals but does get fuller. "The Way Home" is mellow to start with vocals, flute and acoustic guitar. Light drums arrive. It's fuller 2 1/2 minutes in. Sax follows. Electric guitar after 4 minutes. It then settles. Sax before 7 minutes. Synths join in. Great sound. Vocals follow and sax ends it.

A good nineties RPI release but one that is lacking for me in many ways.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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