|Sjef Oellers||14-April-2001||Frutti per Kagua|
This is another solid Italian album that operates in the same musical territory as De De Lind, Osanna, and maybe Dalton. The 18 minute opening track on this album starts with a great vocal line that sounds similar to Peter Hammill in his VDDG heyday. It is accompanied by heavy guitar riffing and some flute. After a few minutes of guitar riffing (a bit like Uriah Heep) and some vocals, a quiet segment follows with ethereal, semi-choir vocals and some psychedelic guitar soloing. Next, a longer instrumental and more experimental part starts where other instruments come to the fore: bass, flute, organ. This part reminds a little of Pink Floyd, early King Crimson, and even early Amon Duul II. During a longer vocal section some synthesizer and mellotron appear as well. The other 3 songs are similar in style to the 18 minute opening track: heavy guitar-flute dominated parts alternate with quieter PFM-like acoustic parts; the only difference is that the songs range from 3:30 to 10 minutes. Solid album, but no classic.
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