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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - L'Isola Di Niente CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 846 ratings

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5 stars Third PFM album. A true masterpiece.

MUSIC: 5/5 - The album can define the term "progressive" perfectly. Lots of feelings on 35 minutes. From complex L'Isola Di Niente, to groovy Is My Face On Straight, to impressive, beautiful, complex, La Luna Nuova, passing through simple (but one of the most beautiful melodies I've ever heard) Dolcissima Maria and ending with strongly jazz-influenced Via Lumière, that has a perfect ending theme.

CREATIVITY: 5/5 - As the two previous releases of the band, this one continues to present us with things we've never heard before. Every song starts in a way no others I know starts. Lots of different sounds, like choir, accordions, recorders, percussions, fretless bass... And incredible arrangements. No song is "boring". They're constantly presenting new themes and "progressing" through differet areas and new instruments coming and leaving.

PRODUCTION: 4/5 - The overall sound is good for the time, but the first song is poor-mixed. The instruments sometimes mix badly, but not a fault of the arrangers: the sound engeneer couldn't do it right. But the other songs go pretty well and have an overall pleasing sound.

As production is succeptible to tecnology, we cannot take an star out of this masterpiece. What matters, the creativity and the emotions are, in this album, one of the strongest humans can produce.

Thank you PFM!

Wakefan | 5/5 |


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