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Angelo Branduardi


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.29 | 3 ratings

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2 stars It's clear that Angelo Branduardi was probably bored of being a minstrel came from one thousand years before. He's grown older and the 80s have left him in a critical situation with the flops of his last three albums. He seems doomed to the end of his career, and struggling to renew his music and image and remaining credible at the same time he tries to repeat the formula of his last successful work by putting in music a quite obscure for me Italian poet, some "Franco Fortino" (I'm not an expert in literature, he may be famous...) instead of Yeats.

The music is more pop-folk oriented but still contains the classical elements and sometimes the medieval flavor emerges again. The country-blues experiments of Il Ladro and Pane e Rose have demonstrated that excellent musicians like Jorma Kaukkonen are not enoughto make a good album, so this time the old collaborator Maurizio Fabrizio is back to the guitar, even if there are still some blues notes coming from the dobro guitar played by Massimo Luca.

The lyrics are interesting, but being them taken from a poet, it was a target not too difficult to reach. Musically Branduardi is a very skilled composer and player and this album's lineup is excellent, but he's not yet out of the tunnel. "Si Puo' Fare" was a good album on which Angelo went back to his origins. This is another attempt to sound "differently" on a direction different from the failing past experiments, but it's still the wrong way even though not so bad.

RPI fans could find it somewhat interesting as each song sounds very "Italian", but calling it prog is hazardous. Angelo will effectively find a way later, but this is not yet the right one.

A fans only release, IMO.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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