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LA ZONA D'OMBRA

Magnolia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.70 | 39 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars Those expecting Italian prog bands to all sound like the 1970s Rock Progressivo Italiano greats like PFM, Banco or Le Orme may find Magnolia's debut album disorienting, since it doesn't really draw that much on that tradition - rather, it presents a rather middle-of-the-road mashup of acoustic indie rock and progressive passages that draw a lot on Pink Floyd. Chiara Gironi's vocal performance is worthy of note, reminding me at times of Magenta's Christina, whilst the band as a whole manage to accomplish a big, rich, vibrant sound which kept me onboard to the end of the album but has diminishing returns with repeated listens. A credible debut from a band who've apparently been working towards this for some sixteen years - let's hope we don't have to wait that long for a followup.
Warthur | 3/5 |

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