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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.96 | 256 ratings

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3 stars I like really a very few RPI albums, so possibly my review is more actual for those not in love with bombastic retro-symphonic "dolce gelati" of many RPI big names.

" Contrappunti" begins with quite energetic organ passages, and it sounds attractive till you understand that (strongly influenced by ELP) keyboards attacks are more electronic device 's possibilities demonstration, than musical composition. But at least it doesn't sound to sweet (reminds me big such passages lovers Japanese band Gerard though).

Then things go in different direction - melodic and melancholic, with a real grace inside, Italian pop-rock songs with strong influences of Baroque music. Vocals are between operatic and pop, so you must really love them just to accept.

Album's final is again heavy keyboards-led composition. Not deep or complex enough to be really interesting, but at least both together with album's opener there are two songs (even if not very original) with serious chance to be counted as symphonic prog. That's all.

To be honest, album has its moments, so I believe chamber symphonic prog lovers will find some nice sound there. In all for me album, being quite typical early RPI release, isn't strong enough to attract just casual listener.

snobb | 3/5 |


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