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UNO

Panna Fredda

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.58 | 82 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars After first listening of "Uno", the only album of Italian early proggers Panna Fredda, I was really impressed. Yes, generally it was same early 70-s RPI we all know well, but , differently from many leaders of that wave, I found real drive, heavy keyboards and guitar rock music! No usual sweet semi classical orchestrinos and banquettes, real progressive-rock! Not very usual sound for Italy of early 70-th!

Yes , beautiful melodies, technical arrangements and acoustic guitar solos are there all as well. But, as it should be in real rock music, all they are used as elements, constructing the music on ROCK basis, nor vice versa.

To be honest, I am often disappointed with many of albums from Italian prog of that time. OK, it's Italy's tradition, that parents send their children in musical schools instead of playing on the streets till night. So, generally we always have perfectly musically educated musicians from there. Their music is always very professional, but has very strong classical influence.

It is good for playing rock, because generally it's never enough technical musicians in rock music, where music often is coming from heart, not from training or education.

But in case of Italy, we have another problem - classical training is so influential, that many of their rock bands in fact play classical music in rock arrangements, not rock.

So, there this problem doesn't exist. Believe me, if you are searching for Italian prog-ROCK, not for classical music , played in rock style, just take this rare album. You will believe, that Italians can play rock!

snobb | 4/5 |

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