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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.80 | 130 ratings

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1967/ 1976
5 stars Not diverse than classic albums. Only a great piece of acoustic music!

In 1979 Prog is not a popular music. But sure for Le Orme this is not a problem. First because Le Orme rediscovered the classic albums ('Uomo Di Pezza', 'Collage'...) and second because these rediscover is produced with acoustic (and not Rock) instruments. The final result is OK but if you aspect a perfect new album... You are outside of the road because 'Florian' (the name is the name of a cafè in San Marco place in Venice, hometown of Le Orme) sounds so Le Orme that I think that the use of acoustic instruments is just an excuse to make people understand what the Prog can still say a lot.

And if Le Orme in 1979 produces a great album is sure a process of a new ideas. So I'm happy when I listen to this masterpiece. But is 'Florian' a masterpiece? Probably no (and the 5 stars are only because 'Florian' sounds as Le Orme classic album) but, in other words yes.

In the way to Reverberi's Rondò Veneziano (a POP band with violins, viole, Rock songs and typical baroque costumes) 'Florian' is the step 1! Only that it is correct to note that it is great to see that 'Florian' is a strange mix between various sources for a music that is not only a music but the essence of Le Orme music. I read in the other PA's reviews that this album have various sources for the music (Bible, drugs...) but the music is simple the same classic Le Orme music... This is essential Le Orme music (is the sound that change... You listen to in attentive mode 'Fine Di Un Viaggio' that is the maximum example of what I say). For this fact is strange to see in this album a great change in reference to Classic Le Orme's albums. It is not justify what I read in too sources when it is supported the decision of a change of style: change the instruments and sounds does not change the musical style.

Also for emotions and feelings... I do not see a great change in my mind. It is true that the first listening, I was off. But the second listen I was taken back to the usual dimension of emotions that every Le Orme's album attorney in me.

Certainly 'Florian' is not an album for Le Orme's newbies. But I think that if you have 'Cololage' or 'Uomo Di Pezza', 'Florian' is another album for you.

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |


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