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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.92 | 139 ratings

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4 stars The drums!!

Some very polished (well produced) RPI with a story (Odysseus) and some music made most interesting for its full synth sound and the presence of tuned percussion (Francesco Pinetti on vibraphone) and horns throughout. The impassioned vocals unfortunately feel a little over-the-top (melodramatic) due, I am sure, to the fact that they are sung in Italian?which I do not understand. The music is sometimes jazzy, sometimes Broadway-esque, sometimes classical in its presentation. Perfect RPI. It is always well-polished and cleanly performed. For those of you enamored of the vocal talents of La Coscienza di Zeno's Alessio Calandriello you will be well pleased with the ambitious offerings of Syndone's Riccardo Ruggeri. Considering that Syndone was a one time solo project of Nik Comoglio, you have to say that he's come a long way?and has gotten very good at finding great sidemen and guests for his projects (including drummer Marco Minnemann and flutist John Hackett).

Favorite songs: "Il tempo che non ho" (5:33) (9/10) and the finale, "Daimones" (4:54) (9/10).

Overall this is admirably solid, well-conceived, and beautifully realized music. Definitely four stars. Maybe worth more.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |


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