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4.12 | 233 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!

Based on a Greek mythology concept , Cervello's only album came with a gimmick artwork sleeve with a cut out in the front gatefold showing a surprising content of what appears to be canned tomatoes. I fail to grasp the concept but clearly this album has its roots in VDGG's first period with complete sections being about as chaotic as the Generator could make it. This is so very evident in the three-part Trittico although they still manage to make it sound personal. Although the link to the other KC and VDGG influenced band, Osanna was not yet realized (the guitarist/vocalist Rustici will join Osanna later and will also end up in Uno) , it is clear that every proghead will put this album right next to Osanna's Palepoli (easily their best) album in their collection. There are many good moments on this album , but the music tends to stay a bit too wisely conventional (even with their impressive influences) to really arouse you to excitement, but always keeping your attention on the luscious ambiances from crazy saxes and calmer flutes.

A worthy album (even above average as far as I am concerned), but by no means essential (because it is a little too derivative at times) unless Italian prog is your forte. The Korean label Si-Wan re-issued this album in a mini-Lp sleeve with the original artwork faithfully reproduced, but too bad for the ugly back cover!

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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