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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.80 | 130 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars "Silent is the sea... it wouldn't give its treasures nevermore. What have you done, my old Peter, during this long winter?"

Florian could seems a Le Orme's unplugged album, but it represents all the efforts of the band toward new musical directions. Florian is the famous and ancient coffee-bar in St. Mark Square, Venice. For those who came there (nearby my home), as tourists, it'll easy to remember, in that unique square and in front of the Basilica and the Bell Tower (fallen down in 1900, then rapidly re-built), an ancient coffee-bar with always classical music played live by a trio or quartet band. So did Le Orme with their 1979 album. It's a homage to that ancient tradition of their town: cello, classic guitar, piano, harpsichord, armonium, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, violin, buzuki, acoustic guitar, mandola and percussions are the ingredients for a more relaxed and intimistic release from one of the most important Italian bands. And so we can hear to such a delicate and delightful soft classical music rich of poetry because of the good lyrics inspired part by New Testament (Peter The Fisherman) part by myth (Calipso and Il Mago with references with Homerus' Odissey).

Le Orme's trade mark is definitively gone. Prog was then in great decline.which was the better way to make music for the mind? Le Orme answered with this interesting piece of art.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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