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INTORNO ALLA MIA CATTIVA EDUCAZIONE

Alusa Fallax

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.04 | 192 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars A warning to all who purchase this record, don't give up on it too quickly, it takes many listens before it will finally click. This is a concept album and was actually conceived as a concert arranged into scenes. So on stage they would perform the songs in order as they appear on the record. And they would have a puppet on stage who represented the main character who had a hard, strict upbringing that blocked his physical and intellectual growing. So the first side (first 7 songs) are very formal and classical sounding, representing the controlled life of the child. The end of the last song on side one "Carta Carbone" is explosive, representing the rebellion of the young person.This rebellion is the focus of side 2. That is why this album flows so well, many songs blend into the other as the story is told through music and acted on stage by the band. They used a lot of stage lights and effects in bringing this story to life right before peoples eyes.

Things get started with "Soliloquio" an instrumental that opens with congas and bass followed with flute, eventually the guitar and piano come into play. Great song ! "Non Fatemi Caso" features reserved vocals and piano.The vocals become dramatic as guitar, keys and drums provide the soundscape. The vocalist does have a gruff voice most of the time. Although in "Fuori Di Me Dentro Di Me" the vocals are reserved and sound so good, with acoustic guitar and flute providing the melody. Things speed up, then calm down as is the case throughout this record. There are so many tempo and mood changes as this play unfolds on stage and through our speakers. "Riflessioni Al Tramonto" has some good vocals and harmonies, while "El Peso Delle Tradizioni" is an uptempo song with the flute leading the way at times. The guitar is really good too.

Side two starts with a 40 second introduction of spoken words and effects in "Perche Ho Venduto Il Mio Sangue". The next four songs feature a lot of sax, flute, organ, guitar and drums and of these songs "E Oggi"is very energetic with heavy drums, while "E Cosi Poco Quel Che Conosco" is also an uptempo song with good vocals. The final song "Splendida Sensazione" is the best of the bunch, what a way to end the show ! This song features some beautiful guitar melodies,pastoral flute, piano and acoustic guitar. Some great drumming as well as good vocal melodies. At one point the melody is so dreamy and lazy, it's great !

This album is great as well ! 4 solid stars. Just be patient with this one, the reward is worth it!

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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