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Museo Rosenbach


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.31 | 918 ratings

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5 stars Every once in a while you stumble upon an album supposedly so great that it nearly defies description. Well, there are great albums, good albums and quite a lot of bad ones but there are also that percentage of albums that are simply extraordinary. Museo Rosenbachs sole album is certainly one of them. The title track is in itself a masterpiece, 20 minutes of pure prog bliss. A track lasting that long may well be wonderful but also riddled with uninteresting parts you'd rather skip but in this case the whole of the epic is so enjoyable that listenening to it is a gateway into another dimension, one where time obviously don't consist of the same minutes. Zarathustras 20 minutes feels like five. All the parts collected in this here track are perfect examples of prog-rock. For me there's true genius in making long tracks feel like a few minutes. The three remaining tracks are equally impressive with the mellotron and organ in the forefront. I really can't think of anything bad to say about this album. It's an amazing tour de force.

The sound of Zarathustra is kind of hard to put into words, at least for me. Sure, there are some traces of the progressive Uriah Heep but also glimpses of Genesis or maybe even better, VDGG. It's certainly Italian and it's certainly symphonic but with that heavy edge which brings to it a raw feel, which I like alot. The music floats from one spectrum to the other. Hard, soft, melancholic, complex and everything in between. I've fallen in love with this album. It's utter pleasure.

GruvanDahlman | 5/5 |


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