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3.17 | 35 ratings

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3 stars ABIOGENESI's debut has been most probably their best work together with its follow-up if one concentrates only on the sound and not on the artwork, which is quite awful I've to say. Like on all of their three records the music is very much inspired by the 70's and one could easily take it as an album from this era. Nevertheless they don't sound like a rip-off of any known band.

Ile St. Louis is a quite up-tempo instrumental track with great guitar and keyboard playing and very good rhythm section. La Notte di Ognissanti is the first highlight of the album starting with awesome organs, then the rest of the band enters, really very well-done Art Rock with great, more rough and low-pitched vocals by Toni D'urso. Later on there is a nice short section with harpsichord. This song is with 7:50 the shortest one after R.I.P. which has only 2 1/2 minutes and is a nice atmospheric instrumental with violin, keys, rain and thunder. Third and again an instrumental one has some nice accordion, then it's starting to sound a bit in a psychedelic vein. Great track as well. L'oscura Tenebra is another nice one featuring some violin sound, probably by keys. At times the sound reminds a bit to german band NOVALIS especially in the more quiet sections. Last and longest one Apputamento con la Luna might offer a bit too little variation for its timing of more than 12 minutes, although it's a nice song probably not very interesting in terms of intricate Prog.

As a SUMMARY their debut was really a very good album, but although I like to listen to it quite a lot I'm not so sure whether it's an essential one in Prog. I would give it 3,5 stars if possible. But anyway I'd recommend it to any fan of Retro-Prog and good 70's type of Art Rock!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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