Mike McLatchey    4-May-2001 Mappomondo

Another 70s reformation, Errata Corrige's debut Siegfried, Il Drago E Altre Storia was one of the classic Italian pastorales, a very dreamy and spacious PFM/Celeste-like album that I would highly recommend. Mappomondo (Mellow MMP-117) is Errata Corrige's reformation album and evidently some of the songs here were written for a second album that never originally got released. Errata Corrige still show that, for the most part, they still stand head and tails over many of their contemporaries, and although the music sounds little like their debut, it still is a very good album, albeit a bit inconsistent (a couple of duff tracks). Despite the modern, and occasionally awkwardly digital styling, songs like the nine-minute "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner" show that there is still a sense of creativity coming from this corner of Italy even if much of the music was written over 15 years ago.

(originally reviewed as part of The New Italian Progressive Rock Scene - Part 2, Exposť #4, p. 10, Edited for Gnosis 4/28/01)

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