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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Per Un Amico CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.41 | 1650 ratings

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5 stars I remember my first feelings with this album - WOW! And it's why I had to dig more Italian.

Appena un Po' is actually rather ugly song with its vocal and mellotron cryings. It has to be played with big volume so that the those disgusting things sounds good. Still, the song is very great, atmospheric and contrastic with heavier occasions and eg some hapsicord-sounding things. 4,7*

Generale explodes. The drums and piano are my favourites at the start. I think the violin and maybe even the strangely modified guitar are stupid, but it is rocking, so that I don't mind. Marcing part. Church organ part. Quirky guitar-drum part. Drums are the salt in this song, but also the melodies are big. PS children's favourite song. 4,1*

Like the first track, maybe it's the vocals and somehow softly dramatic, maybe too long and static. However, I like it enough. The other half of the song is very symphonic and moving, I love it! 4,5*

Yes, also Il Banchetto is a bit irritating, but not so much. And at two minutes (after a little song) starts one of the best instrumentals that I've heard; longing symphonic start followed by crazy electronic-sounding experimental like ELP's and with very beautiful dramatic piano part, also like ELP's. And in the end, back to the song. 5*

Geranio has shy and clowny things in it, softly celestive, light, quirky, atmospheric. Maybe the "pappa pappa-paa" is the only thing that I don't like in it - without that the vocals are great, very gentle. And the ending of the song is GREAT, psychedelic, dramatic, very heavy!! (And it's maybe long enough) (Reminds me of Haikara's Manala, check that song (or album Haikara) out, too) 4,9*

So actually it happened that this is maybe more irritating album than L' Isola Di Niente, but let's leave the harmonic art and go with the heart. I like this is stil better, maybe there's more compact material in this.

progressive | 5/5 |


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