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ASTROLABIO

Garybaldi

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.64 | 75 ratings

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Malve87
4 stars Garybaldi's last album ever is made up of only two long epic tracks: "Madre di cose perdute" and "Sette?", but that's enough to give us an absolute pearl of the genre.

What is absolutely evident for all to see is Bambi Fossati's Hendrix-influenced guitar playing and song writing style, infact the opening track seems to own a lot to "1983...(a merman I should turn to be)" from "Electric Ladyland". Not to mention how the second track recalls very closely "Voodoo Child" , not only in the musical structure, but also in the informal context in which the song was recorded: in other words a very long jam session, however brilliant.

This record differs very much from Garybaldi's previous release "Nuda", a work with much more keyboards and much closer to a "symphonic" prog sound; "Astrolabio" is totally different: the guitar reigns on everything, and the sound of the band is much closer to psychedelic /space rock kind of thing.

From a chronological point of view Fossati's guitar playing is incredible, considered the Italian guitarists scene of the time.

The record in the end risults very homogeneous and very enjoyable to the listener, and it is different from anything else in Rock Progressivo Italiano: a truly unique sound and style, powerful, evocative and visionary; impossible to ignore.

A truly gem, a must have.

Malve87 | 4/5 |

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