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Rock Progressivo Italiano

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2 stars Several five and four star ratings for this album. Huuuum?

Let's say that I quite like the Italian genre: according PA statistic, this is my 215th review of the genre. Still, I won't be as laudatory as most of my colleagues. Just because I am lacking something while I listen to this album.

Of course the music is at times beautiful. There is no doubt either about the musicianship (but as I often said, this is no wonder). But as a whole, this album doesn't transport me in the other world.

Below average jazz ambience ("To Satchmo?" or "Sequenza I e II") aren't any of my liking. Fortunately, the previous tracks from this work correspond more with my idea of Italian prog rock. ("Egoismo" is one of them). This debut album is by no means their best and if I were you, I would skip this one and concentrate on later works.

The grandeur of the magnificent ISP is not often present on this album. Some good fluting at times: yes. Some fine folkish atmospheres: yes. But is this leading to a masterpiece? Absolutely not.

The weak "Favola O Storia ?" is just an example of the whole. It leads to a weakening of the rating because it is quite miserable. I am desperately looking for a highlight. But this debut from "Dolce Acqua" doesn't hold many of them (if any).

I quite like the opening fluting part of "Speranza". The band is gifted and at times proposes some real good instrumental parts; but as a whole I can't rate this work with more than two stars. I never have "vibrated" here. And believe me: this genre is quite moving for me (you might discover this in my previous 214th reviews).

Let's wait for better shapes of things to come.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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