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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.22 | 707 ratings

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3 stars I shouldn't consider England, USA, and Sweden as the only countries that have good progressive rock. Excellent Progressive rock can be anywhere in the world, and this album proves it.

I admit that I am not familiar with Italian progressive rock. The prog I heard is different from the other prog giants. Italian prog sounds closer to the prog I hear in Argentina.

This album might be an exception. I hear influences from English Progressive rock (especially Emerson Lake and Palmer). The Opening track, for example, has powerful piano and church organ moments that recall Three Fates from Keith Emerson. On the other hand, melodic moments appear in the same track. Gioco di Bimba is more accessible and poppish and has a very interesting clavinet break. La porta chiusa uses both the bombast typical of ELP and the soft melodic side of Le Orme. Figure di Cartone features a very old sounding moog synthesizer playing in most of the track. Aspettando L'Alba is an acoustic ballad with a haunting riff. Finally, the last track uses the ELP bombast once again and ends the album in a strong note.

The music is of 4-star quality, but because of its extremely short duration, I'll give it 3 1/3 stars.

Highlights: Una Dolcezza Nueva Let Downs: None

MY Grade: C+

Zitro | 3/5 |


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