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Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.57 | 58 ratings

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4 stars This is the last album of the "progressive electronic" period of Franco Battiato. After this it will go into avant, later into commercial pop to finish into classic and opera....nice path isn't it?

Now this is a borderline album. Most of the tracks are still almost Krautrock, made of keyboard loops and repetitions, all of them remarkable. The link to early Pink Floyd of the previous album is vanished leaving only the Kraut and spacey parts, closer to TD than to PF, but there are also two tracks that are made of musical "collages".

Those two: "Rien Ne Va Plus" and the closer "Ethika for Ethica" are precursors of the kind of things that we'll find on his next album: just pieces of recordings from radio, tv, some studio stuff, loops and speech tied together to create a particular emotional state. Unfortunately they can have some interest for Italian listeners only, for the others they are just like some of Ron Geesin's works.

However this is a transition album still very good for Krautrockers but already into Avantgarde and minimalism. The last very good progressive one.

3 stars and half rounded up because my following ratings will be quite low.

octopus-4 | 4/5 |


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