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Gli Alluminogeni

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.09 | 52 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars "Gli Alluminogeni" is an Italian band which took birth in the early seventies and was reborn some twenty years later.

This album is by far the best of their production and is a good mix between psychedelic music with an Italian accent. The former aspect is more on the front line. But it's OK as far as I'm concerned.

The great opener "La Natura E L'Universo" is the best example I can think of: some good drumming and of course this solid Hammond organ sound available throughout these eight minutes of good music.

In all honesty, the music featured on this album is not always really great ("La Stella Di Atades") but once in a while, some tracks do hold fine moments, like the intriguing "Thrilling" which features some hints of "Fools" from "Deep Purple" (on their "Fireball" album) during the instrumental intro. But the whole of this song is quite challenging: fine guitar and as usual a deep and heavy organ sound typical of the early seventies. This is another highlight with no doubt.

The music is mostly instrumental, dark and heavy oriented. If you like "Black Widow", there are great possibilities that you would appreciate this band as well. Especially during the great closing number "Pianeta". A gorgeous treat of Hammond fantasy!

Some weaker songs like the title track or "Cosmo" prevents me to rate this work with four stars. Seven out of ten really!

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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