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Juri Camisasca


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.86 | 22 ratings

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2 stars Roberto ''Juri'' Camisasca was born in the small town of Melegnano in 1951.His career is straightly linked with famous Italian composer Franco Battiato,with whom he is been collaborating since mid-70's.Reasonably his musical preferences were close to the avant/experimental style of Battiato.This fact was taped on Camisasca's debut ''La finestra dentro'',released on Bla Bla in 1974.Here Camisasca is helped by Battiato on synths and various musicians from Battiato's crew on the instrumental section,as well as Aktuala's percussionist Lino Capra Vaccina.

The album has nothing to do with Classic Italian Prog sound,yet it sounds quite progressive for the time,falling into the Experimental Rock section written in a singer/songwriter style.''La finestra dentro'' was arranged more for the sake of Camisasca's vocal experiments and less for any compositional ground,so it is a work heavily based on singing and whispering with music only as a background.There are plenty of instrumental diversity with various keys,piano,violins,acoustic guitars and strong percussion parts,some passages are even interesting,however all this stuff is sacrified for Camisasca's vocal exercises,which are of course interesting but very boring along the way.Influences come from Avant-Garde field,Italian Folk and Rock,but we will have to wait till the long ''Il regno dell'Eden'' for some really good music.This track is still very poetic and lyrical,but there is a nice musical approach with shifting moods and changing climates,from synth-driven passages to dreamy folsky parts and back.

Camisaca's story is really interesting from now on.He released a couple of singles and was a member of Avant-Garde supergroup Telaio Magnetico around 1975,but then he entered the Benedictine convent for over a decade.By late-80's he returns to discography again in the experimental field,continuing his collaboration with Battiato even in the new milenium as well as other Italian bands like PFM on ''Serendipity''.

''La finestra dentro'' is an album with little to no actual interest for a fan of Progressive Rock music or Italian Prog.It comes very strictly recommended only to those interested on weird vocal experiments under background music or anyone into obscure experimental material.

apps79 | 2/5 |


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