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Franco Battiato


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.37 | 18 ratings

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2 stars Left behind the emphatic choirs of "La voce del padrone" and "L'arca di No", Franco Battiato kept on going on his personal way to pop. The new wave influences of the eighties here are stronger than ever and there's no much room for guitars or acoustic instruments. "Orizzonti perduti" (Lost horizons) is a good album of electronic pop, but nothing more.

In my opinion, the music here "seem to be tired" like the title of one of the tracks ("La musica stanca"), but if you like the music in fashion in the early eighties (Ultravox, OMD, etc.) you could find something interesting in this album. All in all the opener "La stagione dell'amore" is a beautiful song (although I prefer by far its "acoustic" version on the live album "Last Summer Dance") and you can find here also other interesting pop tracks like "Un'altra vita", "Mal d'Africa" and "Gente in progresso". Anyway there's almost no trace of prog at all. "The season of love comes and go away. And the lost horizons never come back again"!

Recommended only for the die-hard fans of the artist.

andrea | 2/5 |


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