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3 stars Genfuoco is one of the rare occasions among the Italian Prog bands straightly linked with Xian music.It is unspecified when the band was formed,they surely came from Toscana and were around long before releasing an album,propably late-60's to early-70's.They even released a nine-track tape entitled ''Antichi confini'' in 1976 and were a very active band in various Christian festivals.Their sole release ''Dentro L'Invisible'' saw the light in 1979 on the Citta Nuova label,a very rare album nowadays due its limited distribution.

The album is quite interesting mixing Acoustic music with Symphonic Rock,Jazz and Folk.''Ouverture'' is a nice instrumental diverse intro,where Lounge Jazz meets Brass Rock with some symphonic moog synth work to be heard and some light electric guitars.''Della Tana'' steps right into the Symphonic/Folk rock category with an obvious symphonic structure,warm vocals and delicate flute work on the front.''Traspare'' mixes again various styles from Folk to Symphonic Rock to Fusion,but it is rather carefully arranged mellow composition with atmospheric synths,saxes,acoustic guitars and flutes.The two-part ''Terra Promessa'' will open with a piano-centered interlude,which will lead to the symphonic energetic second part with impressive vocals,good electric guitars,spacey synths and folk leanings.The long ''Galassie'' is short of a dissapointment,too careful,too soft and too predictable with plenty of good vocals but flat musicianship despite the rich instrumentation.''La Serenata Del Fiume'' is a decent acoustic ballad with synths around,based more on the vocal work than the music.The eponymous closer is heavily based on acoustic guitars again,but the spacey moog,the interesting guitar solos and the more powerful vocals will add another level of inner energy,reminding of PULSAR, to make it a quite nice closer.

Genfuoco would disband shortly after this album.''Dentro L'Invisible'' remains a decent album in the 70's Xian Prog Rock discography.It is calm and relaxing but at the same time it is certainly artistic and compelling and will satisfy any prog fan at some point,no matter Jazz,Symphonic or Folk is the personal choice.Recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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