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Formula 3


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars The activity of the band in Italy in the first half of the 1970's might have had the flow that those music overflowed completely as a main current at the same time as enlivening the chart. In the flow to which the band in Italy takes a progressive element and the music character is created, it is also true that a lot of bands that were called "POP" and existed attempted the conversion of directionality for the music character.

Especially, the activities such as Banco, New Trolls, and Osanna might have pulled the flow of a complete revolution and the fashion for the situation of the music of Italy of the 70's. It is not an exaggeration to say that the appearance of PFM might have completely decided the establishment of the field of the one music character for Prog Rock of Italy and.

It will have been one of the bands that had gradually reacted to the flow that belonged to a progressive music character of Italy that the situation and the change in the music that this Formula 3 had done also had rushed into in the 70's. And, the flow and the situation that reaches this album for Formula 3 will be able to catch the part where the height of an inevitable revolution and creativity was remarkably shown in the flow of various bands that derived in the 70's. And, indispensable existence of Lucio Battisti for this band and help of Numero Uno might have been created with the overwhelming sense of existence as not only this band but also priming of various music.

Formula 3 has been formed in 1968. "Questo Folle Sentimento" of the single is announced in December, 1969. It was time when Numero Uno had started exactly in full scale at this time. Prog Rock of Italy might have had the flow that had exactly rushed into at a real dawn in the 70's. It became concrete by announcing 1st album attended with the work of Lucio Battisti in 1970. The music character of Formula 3 was accepted at once in the home country and it had the fact to enliven the chart. "lo Ritorno Solo" is announced in 1971. And, "La Folle Corsa" prepared to participate in "Festival della canzone italiana" is announced. The activities of men who had been contributing to the situation of the music of Italy including their 2nd albums might have infiltrated gradually. And, the support of Lucio Battisti and the activity of Numero Uno might have been shown as already important existence for Formula 3.

It might be a work with which the element that the music character that they did in this album is exactly good the main current, the fashion, and the culture of Italy at that time is blocked enough. The part of Beat Rock and psychedelic that was able to be listened in their initial works is an element with the composition power of an overwhelming tune it is refined further. It is ..album that attempts to introduce symphonic.. finished. It is said it was not popular too much for. The music character done in this album is continued, and however, they participate in "InternationalSongFestival" in Brazil and acquire the victory splendidly. It had details from which all almost their albums were announced in Brazil at the following. This album might be one attainment point with the album that remarkably exactly reflects complete simultaneously where the element of Prog Rock of Italy that Lucio Battisti thinks about appears for Formula 3.

"Sognando E Risognando" has the flow of the suite that consists of the composition of four. Melody of guitar with which expression of feelings overflows. And, the synthesizer that produces the anacatesthesia. Arrangement of drum that intermittently produces tension. It might be a very complete tune in Prog Rock located in the main current in Italy at that time. The arrangement of the organ with chorus's melody and tension might be splendid. And, the melody quietly sung with which expression of feelings overflows. The composition power to reach the guitar in close relation to it and the top shows a complete part. The thing to take charge of the chorus part might be a point where a possible part is good this band. The tension is always continued and the band combines.

"L'Ultima Foglia" ..consisting tune.. has finished from the composition of three. The drum with a free part in the flow that produces the tension twines. The guitar of Alberto Radius with a transparent feeling might be unique. The melody is continued and it shifts to the flow with the dash feeling with the synthesizer. Ensemble of the band might exactly raise the quality of the tune. The melody of the guitar advances with the organ the tune is pulled and with the tension. How an idea that this Trio is abundant and high-quality performances are done might be understood. A part aggressive the melody that flows to the flow of a steady drum in the space is produced. The part where width was given to the composition of the tune while following the idea that has been done before might be splendid. The performance of the flow that shifts to Solo of the guitar and the band that moves freely is reformative. The flow from a grand piano melody is received in the last part of the tune and it advances toward the top.

The song by which you may put "Storia Di Un Uomo E Di Una Donna" on a gentle melody twines. Working of Mogol-Battisti has acted on this tune well. Chorus's usage and melody of song. And, originality twines and is produced to the element of a good ballade. Original processing of the arrangement in close relation to the progress of Chord and the usage of the sound might be splendid.

"Aeternum" is a tune that consists of the composition of four. And, this tune was a tune that they had performed in the music festival of Brazil. The organ and the synthesizer that produces an original melody and the tension produce a good start. Flow that shifts from theme to melody of gentle song. And, the continued original tension. Shift from melody to grand part that looks like fanfare. The tune advances from the part with the impression of the solemnity attended with a beautiful piano melody. The tune gradually becomes intense and the band combines. A flow advanced as a very progressive part is produced might be splendid.

The music character of this Formula 3 can be caught as a band located in a surely progressive situation in a lot of bands that supported it at the dawn of Prog Rock of Italy. And, it might be true that it was a work that should be able to say one the top this album for them in the situation of Italy of the 70's that is becoming a main current.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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