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IL RISVEGLIO

Cooperativa Del Latte

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 28 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I have run across several RPI albums from the nineties that really resonate with me. I mean I feel transported and my mood is altered all in a matter moments. This album certainly is included in that group. A "one off" released in 1998 that captures the magic of a by-gone era.

"Verso I Cancelli Della Memoria" opens with laid back organ before the keyboards, guitar and drums take over and build. Nice. Vocals join in too. It's heavier before 2 1/2 minutes but settles back 3 minutes in. Great sound 4 1/2 minutes in. So good. Vocals are back just before 5 minutes then a calm follows to end it. "Contemplazione" is my favourite. Acoustic guitar and piano to open then a beat and vocals join in after 1 1/2 minutes. Beautiful stuff. It kicks in before 3 minutes with pulsating organ and more. A change as bass and drums start to lead then synths join in followed by vocals. Incredible section. It kicks in again around 5 1/2 minutes with some great sounding bass. Vocals are back as themes are repeated. Killer track. "Notte Volante" opens with flute as strummed guitar join in then reserved vocals. It picks up before 1 1/2 minutes as contrasts continue. I like the fuller sections a lot.

I find the first half much stronger than the second half. "Il Respiro Dell'alba" opens with piano and flute as whispered words join in. It changes 2 1/2 minutes in to a fuller sound to end it. "Tantazioni" has some killer bass to start as the drums pound. Keyboards join in then it settles back some with vocals. Contrasts continue. The heavy sections remind me of GARDEN WALL (it's the guitar tone). The last half of the song is much better in my opinion. "Maggio" is a short acoustic track with flute. "Indagazione Strutturale" opens with vocals only then acoustic guitar and flute come in. I like how this sounds. It picks up 4 1/2 minutes in with flute leading.

This one's a keeper and I highly recommend it to RPI fans.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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