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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - I Dreamed of Electric Sheep / Ho sognato pecore elettriche CD (album) cover

I DREAMED OF ELECTRIC SHEEP / HO SOGNATO PECORE ELETTRICHE

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.18 | 41 ratings

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TenYearsAfter
3 stars During the years Classic Italian Prog legend PFM turned out to be a musical chameleon, from symphonic rock to jazz and pop, and that's exactly how PFM sounds on this new album (with guest musicians Steve Hackett and Ian Anderson in one track), as a musical chameleon, incredible, what a variety!

An exciting blend of classical (wonderful orchestrations) and Heavy Prog (swirling Hammond, flashy Minimoog and heavy guitar), in a sumptuous and dynamic atmosphere, but with a subtle tender piano conclusion in the instrumental Mondi Paralleli.

Dreamy with beautiful mellow work on violin and piano, topped with melancholical vocals in Umani Alieni.

AOR featuring a mid-tempo with rock guitar and a spectacular synthesizer solo in La Grande Corsa.

A funky bass, biting wah-wah guitar, and a heavy guitar solo in the end in Pecore Elettriche.

Pop meets rock with powerful vocals and a swinging rhythm in Mr. Non Lo So.

Another swinging rhythm, with wah-wah guitar and slap bass, in the instrumental Transumanza.

The final composition Transumanza Jam (instrumental) is at the level of the first track, very exciting and dynamic, from swirling Hammond organ and pitchbend driven Minimoog to heavy guitar, the interplay is awesome, to me it sound like late Seventies Al DiMeola, wow!

Apart from the first and final two compositions the music on this new PFM album (with Franz Di Cioccio and guest Flavio Premoli as the only original members) is not my cup of tea. And unfortunately the very talented violin player Lucio Fabbri has a pretty modest role on this album, I was lucky to witness a Dutch PFM gig with him, that was awesome.

P.s.: The 2-CD contains an Italian ? and an English version, I prefer the Italian one because the singer sounds more expressive in his native language.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |

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