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Roberto Colombo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.50 | 21 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars What an impressive release this one is. I wasn't prepared to hear JRF or such great sound quality but this has both in spades. And the musicianship blew me away. Lots of guests helping Roberto out including three from NUOVA IDEA along with PERIGEO's sax player. The music is anything but straight-up JRF either as we get an adventerous almost avant flavour here at times. I did think of Zappa a couple of times as well. An amazing release really. This was Roberto's first studio album released in 1976 and my favourite of the two he has honoured us with.

"Sono Pronto" opens with some very upfront drumming that brings to mind ARTI + MESTIERI right away then the bass, violin and more start to come and go. Piano then leads. "Caccia Alla Volpe" has more outbursts of sound that come and go before a rhythm settles in. The keyboards become prominant and are amazing. Violin after 3 1/2 minutes. Operatic vocals follow as the music calms right down. Drums are back before 6 minutes and the sax follows. A calm after 9 minutes then it kicks back in before 10 minutes. Fantastic track ! "Entreneuse" is nice and heavy with sax reminding me of "Islands" era KING CRIMSON. It settles back then the sax returns before 4 1/2 minutes with drums. It picks up a minute later. My favourite track so far.

"Sfogatevi Bestie" features piano and bass as the drums join in and more. Guitar comes to the fore too. Killer stuff. "Assurdo Pt. 1" has laid back piano which is joined by relaxed sax. "Metronomo" opens with vibes then percussion and experimental sounds take over. A catchy beat 2 minutes in. Some crazy keyboards follow then sax before 5 minutes. It's experimental again a minute later. "Assurdo Pt. 2" opens with soft vocals and keyboards. It kicks in to a fuller sound before 1 1/2 minutes then settles back with sax before 3 minutes. This reminds me of WIGWAM. It kicks back in again quickly.

An album that fans of PERIGEO and JRF would be wise to check out. A very entertaining release.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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