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Alan Sorrenti - Come un Vecchio Incensiere all'Alba di un Villaggio Deserto CD (album) cover


Alan Sorrenti


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.77 | 30 ratings

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2 stars A double face album. Alan Sorrenti was fully in his experimental phase, but the achievement is different on the two sides of the vynil. Side A is made of regular songs. the problem is that they seem to be made of random sequences of chords on which Alan sings lyrics with no metrics trying to stay tuned in the passages.

Of the songs present on side A, the shortest, "Serenesse" is the most similar to a proper song, but it's really nothing special. After many attempts I still dislike the side A.

Side B is a completely different story. It's a side long track which despite the unusual vocal experiments is balanced between experimental instrumental parts with a chamber rock flavor, close to RIO, and melodic parts on which Alan sings with his high pitched voice respecting the rule of metrics a bit more, on a quite good melody, even if he sometimes exceeds in taking and holding dissonant high pitched notes. The most noisy and experimental parts are interesting enough. Nothin to do with what people means as RPI, anyway. This is an experimental album closer to the free format of AREA than to bands like PFM or Le Orme.

On both the sides, the effort of NAPOLI CENTRALE's percussionist Tony ESPOSITO is an added value. I have no idea of what the lyrics are about even if I'm Italian. If it was for side B only I'd rate it at least with 3 stars, but the side A is too poor in my opinion.

2 stars only, sorry.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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