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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 410 ratings

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2 stars Too much soloing and not enough composition puts 'Stati Di Immaginazione' light years from their first three amazing albums and, after reading glowing reviews, I was hoping some of the magic of those albums would be found again, but alas, instead the far and few between melodies sound contrived and closer to elevator muzak and straightforward instrumental rock. 'Il Sogno Di Leonardo' sounds like something off the Windham Hill label, which isn't bad, but when its PFM, its a disappointment. I think the absense of Flavio Premoli and Mauro Pagani is really felt, at least for those of us who hoped for the beauty of 'Per Un Amico', which happens to be one of my favorite albums ever. The finest moment here is the first 35 seconds of 'Il Mondo in Testa', actually one of the themes of 'Promenade the Puzzle', which recalls a glimpse of what once was, and which nothing else on the album equals, although Nederland 1903 comes close. Apart from that, what we mostly have on this album is a lot of straightforward rock with a lot of solos. Yawn.
snelling | 2/5 |


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