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Alusa Fallax


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.03 | 228 ratings

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4 stars Alusa Fallax - Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione (1974)

Journey into RPI land continues with Alusa Fallax' sole concept album. This Italian band has a lot of influences of Le Orme, ELP and perhaps some Schizoid Man King Crimson. Alusa Fallax plays symphonic (slightly eclectic) progressive rock with many instrumental passages and compositions that are interwoven in each other. There are many instrumental passages and a lot of good melodic song-parts. The vocals are low and expressive, as can be expected from our beloved Italian proggers. The band uses the symphonic equipment (moog en mellotron), some flute, piano, bass, drums and electric and acoustic guitars.The guitarist is actually very good. The compositions and songs are good, but I can't say the band is innovative.

It had become clear to me now that Alusa Fallax has great melodic skills, bringing us melodies that really work. Furthermore the band has a brave progressive spirit, playing almost an eclectic style of changing rhythms and themes. Good ideas are plentiful, but I'm mainly attracted by the many melodic parts of the music.

Now, from this point I've been very positive, but this album has some negative aspects too. The recording is not too good, resulting in a listening experience that could have been way more spacious instead of this dense sound. I wished they would have had a more professional recording. Furthermore does the band have some typical RPI amateurish features like slightly out of pitch arrangements and rushed instrumental passages that could have been played more precise. The vocals seem to benefit from this setting, for they sound authentic.

It is important to notice that my rating is based on the music only, because I can't rate the lyrics and the concept.

Conclusion. Yet another enjoyable Italian one shot wonder. With it's relatively long 44 minutes of music this is an excellent addition to fans of the RPI genre. The recording is my only real complaint, but these fine melodies and brave instrumental passages compensate. I can go with a small four star rating here.

friso | 4/5 |


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