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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.64 | 133 ratings

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4 stars The fiddle is back!

Yes I think that is extremely important for my review of this record. The violin was missing on Passpartù, a record I felt was quite weak and not especially exciting. The virtuos violin is something of the most specific with Premiata Forneria Marconi's music. Along of course with the excelent participation of the other instruments, but the violin marks out the band among others.

"Suonare suonare" is PFM's seventh studio album and their first record in the eighties. In many ways I think the cover fools the listener. It shows four elderly gentlemen playing folk music and in the bottom we see the flashy PFM sign. Probably those guys sitting along the table is Premiata Forneria Marconi. Well, the cover says this is not a prog album and the music isn't directly progressive. But it's still very clear it's PFM that plays and they still sound great. On Suonare Suonare we have Lucio Fabbri on violin, viola and cello, Flavio Premoli on keyboards and lead vocals(2,7), Franco Mussida on guitars and lead vocals(4), Patric Djivas on bass and Franz di Cioccio on drums, percussion and lead vocals(1,5,8).

I think this was a great release of Premiata Forneria Marconi. The wild, both folky and progressive violin does a great job to polish the record's sound. Especially "Volo a vela", which is partially instrumental has wonderful fiddle(8/10) and I hear some passages I recognized from other songs. The violin is also very good on "Topolini" which also contains significant guitar play(7/10) and on "Tanti Auguri", a very ordinary song(6/10). Another favourite is "Bianco e nero"(7/10) which has wide sweeping patterns which is think is special for PFM. "Si può fare" (7/10) is a fast and pleasant rock song just as "Maestro della voce"(7/10). The least interesting piece here is "Sogno Americano" which I don't find especially good. The very best song is a very popular sounding one, the first "Suonare suonare" which is sung by Franz di Cioccio. It is a lovely song which is some ways is traditional but has a great power(9/10). I am surprised that the guys sung so great on this album. I like listening to this record, perhaps my rating is too high but this actually gives me so nice feelings! Four stars.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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