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Gran Turismo Veloce


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.96 | 123 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars GRAN TURISMO VELOCE are another excellent new band out of Italy, and I really like the album cover too. Memorable is the word, not only for the cover art but for the music.

"Anec Retrorsum" is a short experimental intro then "Sorgente Sonora" comes in with piano only but it kicks in quickly with vocals to follow as it settles some. Great sound 1 1/2 minutes in with those powerful vocals. Riffs and a heavy sound 3 1/2 minutes in. "Misera Venere" opens with organ and a beat as the guitar echoes. Vocals follow then lots of piano takes over before the sound turns heavier after 2 1/2 minutes. It settles with vocals a minute later. The guitar rips it up late to end it. "Quantocamia" opens with some instrumental bombast. I really like when the drums come to the fore around 2 1/2 minutes. It then settles right down with piano. It turns dreamy before 4 1/2 minutes then kicks in again after 5 minutes.

"L'artista" is fairly laid back with vocals. It reminds me of BAUER actually. "L'estremo Viaggiatore" kicks in right away but then settles back and the vocals join in. Contrasts continue. On "La Paura" he sings in a relaxed manner while the cool sounding music continues. Samples 3 minutes in. "Misera Venere (Reprise)" sounds really good especially after 2 minutes when we get what sounds like mellotron and flute. "L'indice E L'occhio" opens with piano as vocals, synths and drums follow. An orchestral vibe joins in as well. The music stops after 4 1/2 minutes and spoken words take over. Silence from about 5 minutes to seven minutes then the music returns.

I like this record a lot and like everyone else so far I too give it 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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