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CANTO DI PRIMAVERA

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.73 | 171 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars "Banco" has started its descent into the abyss witht their previous album "...Di Tierra". A mix of classical orchestra stuff and some jazz elements. Awful.

For this album, Francesco is back on the vocals. IMO, he is the one who has inspired the band. So emotional and poignant. It is so easy to figure out. Just listen to the boring instrumental opener ("Ciclo") followed by the title track. Not that this one is a great song, but at least some passion perspires out of it. Thanks to Francesco.

"Sono La Bestia" is a more complex song. Too much horn to my taste but not too bad. My fave is "Niente". A marvelous melodic track (thanks again Francesco). Sensational feeling, beautifully light. Some nice mandolin as well but the song is fully dominated by sublime vocals. They really provoke the shivers out of me. The short (but most of the songs here are on the short side) "E Mi Viene da Pensare" also has its goods. The duality piano / vocals works perfectly well.

The mood is a little jazzier for "Interno Cittą". Off-beat tempo, invading sax and complex structure. Not the best (but the longest) track from this album. The subtle and light "Lungo il Margine" is more sensitive and pleasant. Maybe a bit too mellow, but I far much prefer this style of songs than several other ones featured on this album. Extremely peaceful but not boring.

The closing instrumental number won't convince me : too much sax, no melodic passages. Just another jazzy stuff.

"Canto Di Primavera" is not a great album. Of course when you compare it with "...Di Terra" it might sound great.I would say, five out of ten. So, let's upgrade it to three stars. IMO, this album is totally overrated.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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