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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This album is absolutely stunning ! I was very surprised at the darker and more aggressive passages (which suit my tastes perfectly) that are on this album but they've still kept that beautiful Symphonic music that they're famous for. A nice blend. The sound quality couldn't be better.

"La Terra Dell'Acqua" opens with some excellent atmosphere before the drums and synths start to dominate. Bass follows, then mellotron and violin. Such a gorgeous sound here. The tempo picks up 3 minutes in and check out the bass, drums and guitar ! Oh my ! It then settles with piano before 5 minutes before the guitar and drums start to lead the way again as the sound gets much fuller. Nice. A top three track. "il Mondo In Testa" opens with piano as violin joins in. The sound kicks in around a minute. It settles again as the tempo continues to shift. Violin is back followed by vibes. "La Conquista" is another one of the top three for me. It opens with guitar before heavy drums and bass arrive. Violin's turn and then vibes. A beautiful calm 2 1/2 minutes in. Gulp ! It's building just like my emotions.The guitar then starts to solo. "Il Sogno Di Leonardo" opens with gentle guitar as flute then synths join in.This is so uplifting. Piano then what sounds like orchestral sounds after 3 1/2 minutes. A bass solo comes in then themes are repeated.

"Cyber Alpha" is the other top three song. This features dark guitar melodies as synths then drums join in. The guitar starts to solo, just pure emotion here. The tempo picks up late as the bass joins in. "Agua Azul" again opens with dark sounding guitar and perhaps mellotron. Violin and drums after 1 1/2 minutes. The tempo picks up before 3 minutes and it's brighter as well. "Nederland 1903" features acoustic guitar, violin and piano early. A fuller sound follows with floating organ in the background. "Visioni Di Archimede" is the almost 9 minute closer. The guitar to open reminds me of Gilmour. It's building as drums come in. A calm before 3 minutes then it starts to build again with bass, violin and drums. It settles before 5 1/2 minutes. Nice bass. It kicks back in one more time.

The band has to be so proud of this recording.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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