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Unreal City


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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4 stars Epic, well threaded, lots of keyboards, true to the bone electrics and a precise dosage of vocals.

Unreal City- "IL PAESE DEL TRAMONTOI", 2015.

It is quiet a surprise to listen to young musicians being so truthful to their heritage, RPI speaking. Most of those pioneer band's elements are fully displayed, yet the technological recordings are now, almost by rule, better than those days of yore. Therefore the thrill is listening to this young and talented quartet show the same energy of early Banco or Il Balleto di Bronzo, but translated to today's younger audiences in this high-tech environment, which means usually refinement.

Taking in, a general overview, it will reveal immediately that the songwriting is generous and expansive in creative ideas, not necessarily RPI, it takes some interesting detours (ELP comes to my mind) . The performance is impeccable all way through, although the vocalist voice is not that great, he manages to keep it in size.

Now at close distance, the keyboard's extraordinary work is what makes this album the real deal. The majority of the songs structures rely on them and their ideas, therefore freeing the electric guitars and fiddles and vocals and other musical decorations to different moods and settings without being obligued to be upfront as usually is understood and being always supported by the keys creative progressive inventions.

The acoustic piano songwriting is superb!

****4 "A blast to the past and its comeback and future" PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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