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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.22 | 673 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars According to the Prog Archives information the line up on this album was Aldo Tagliapietra on bass, vocals and guitars, Nino Smeraldi on guitars, Giuseppe Michi on drums, Claudio Galieti on guitars and bass and Antonio Toni Pagliuca on keyboards. When Le Orme started touring to promote this album, one of their guests was PETER HAMMILL. And both this LP as the single "Gioco di bimba" turned into a very successfull effort. Le Orme were hot in Italy in those days!

1. Una dolcezza nuova (5:28) : After a church organ-like intro, the music alternates between propulsive and bombastic featuring a dynamic rhtyhm-section and great organ runs (with strong echoes from ELP) and dreamy with sensitive acoustic piano. The Italian vocals sound very warm with a melancholical undertone, EXCELLENT!

2. Gioco di bimba (2:54) : This was the hit single featuring a mellow atmosphere with acoustic rhythm guitar, synthesizer flights and warm vocals along a surprising break with mandolin and clavinet.

3. La porta chiusa (7:28) : This track has captivating climates that changes from romantic to bombastic with great Hammond and Moog play, the final part contains first wonderful interplay between the Hammond organ and Grand piano and then a short but sensational, very dynamic piece in the vein of ELP.

4. Breve immagine (2:42) : WONDERFUL VIOLIN-MELLOTRON ERUPTIONS along warm vocals and bass, GOOSE BUMPS!

5. Figure di cartone (3:48) : This track delivers fat Moog flights with obvious hints from Keith Emerson his work on the Moog synthesizer during "Lucky man".

6. Aspettando l'alba (4:43) : A romantic climate with warm vocals and acoustic rhythm guitar, in the end delivering some flute-Mellotron.

7. Alienazione (4:43) : This is Le Orme in their most bombastic tribute to ELP with dynamic drums and spectacular keyboard play, this sounds so exciting!


erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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