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Alusa Fallax


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.03 | 230 ratings

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Iraqi Prog Rocker
5 stars A True Masterpiece

"Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione was in fact conceived as an opera, or, better, as a concert arranged into scenes, and not as an LP. Its main character was represented on the stage by a puppet that we involved in turn into the show, the victim of a hard, strict upbringing that blocked him in his physical and intellectual growing". With these words, Massimo Parretti-Keyboard described this album. The same rule that characterized many Italian Prog bands in the 70s: a band with one breakthrough album and then the end. Alusa Fallax was no exception and they managed to craft a singular work of richness, depth and charm. AF is a family band formed in 1969 by three Cirla brothers: Augusto (Vocals, drums and recorder), Mario (Flute, Sax, French Horn and vocals) and Guido( bass and vocals). Guitarist on this album is Guido Gabet. The album has 13 tracks divided into two suites each represent a certain period in the main character's life. The album though described as influenced by Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso and Quella Vecchia Locanda but I found it a distinct and remarkable RPI effort from this obscure band and when you listen to the whole album, it has the power to leave you breathless. There is definitely classic music sound but not symphonic in the way of Yes or King Crimson. There is a plethora of acoustic guitar passages and abundance of talented flute playing throughout the album. It is mainly dominated by keyboards and Flute sound. The flute playing of Mario Cirla is influenced by Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson but more in the classic route than Anderson's folky and sometimes bluesy technique. The tracks are very well constructed with solid musicianship from all band members and interesting vocals. If you have not been introduced to Rock Progressivo Italiano sound I recommend this album with Bunco's debut as a start. I cannot say anything more than a TRUE MASTERPIECE.

Iraqi Prog Rocker | 5/5 |


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