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3.13 | 25 ratings

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3 stars As well on their second output ABIOGENESI are keeping their preference for long tracks and a kind of dated sounding progressive hard rock with a touch of Psychedelic.

The epic title track with a timing of more than 22 minutes is a trip between acoustic mellow pieces dominated by accordion and long solos of Hammond and guitar. In between every now and then there are bits creating a sort of horror movie atmosphere. Despite its length it does not become boring at any moment. Quite well done! Second track with an enormous title starts in a creepy atmosphere with whispered vocals then moving into a quite long psychedelic Hammond solo followed by a repeat of the main theme on guitar. Notte Da Urlare is a fully acoustical piece and in some way reminiscent of Paolo Conte not only due to the accordion, but as well Toni D'Urso's style of singing. Last two tracks are both all instrumental ones. The very short Lunipieno is featuring only nice acoustic guitar and Golem is somehow in the vein of a "modern mass" presenting lots of Hammond sound.

Il Giocoscuro is in terms of quality basically quite similar to their debut. Again I'm hesitating to call it an essential album, but it's certainly of interest for fans of 70's Art Rock. I would give it one half star extra!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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