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Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.17 | 28 ratings

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4 stars Excellent performance!

This is the result of a live performance recorded back in 1997 at the Prog Day Festival, and in my opinion, a clear example of the exquisite sound of this Italian band. Finisterre is one of the projects of Fabio Zuffanti, a prolific musician who has given a lot to progressive rock for the last two decades, with several projects full of quality. This band has a special symphonic flavor, with clear influence of those old RPI bands, but with a fresh sound nonetheless.

In this CD which was released in 2000, (in spite as I said it was recorded in 1997) offers excellent performances of eight songs, four of them reaching more than ten minutes length, and six of them shorter ones, all, making a total and truly enjoyable time of 77 minutes. So once you play this album, sit comfortable and enjoy what you will listen. Important to say, that the songs performed here were taken from their first two studio albums (Finisterre, and In Limine), in addition to one cover (Altaloma, original by PFM).

Lush keyboards, wonderful strong bass lines, challenging compositions and a first-class musical execution is what you will find here. Songs such as "In Limine", "Macinaaqua, Macinaluna", "Canto Antico" or "Orizzonte Degli Eventi" will delight you with their great sound, so the music will take you to the ProgDay itself, you will feel like being there listening to this cool symphonic music. Worth mentioning is that in some passages the band made a homage to some older prog dinosaurs, such as King Crimson or Genesis, playing some representative notes, and of course, the most evident homage to their countrymen, Premiata Forneria Marconi with "Altaloma".

Though I really enjoy this live performance and I highly recommend it, it is not what I would call a masterpiece, so my final grade will be four stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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