In the latter case the cover also has a deleted number, MM While veering into catchier than usual pop oriented grooves, BLOCCO MENTALE still had the chops to pull out the big boy prog punches with interesting dynamic shifts, tempo changes, time signature workouts and even contains some blues and a harmonica solo on “Io E Me,” a combo effect that is practically absent from most prog bands due to the fact that the progressive rock movement emerged as a reaction of replacing the blues oriented roots with more classical and jazz elements. Having close proximity to Rome, the band also implement a large dose of Mediterranean traditional folk melodies which give POA an instantly addictive charm that is backed up by all the interesting progressive elements and stellar vocal gymnastics that are amplified by the entire band’s participation. Viaggio senza andata TRIP: Musically the album had some very interesting moments, but veered toward pop at times. Il vento ha cantato Passionate vocals 3 minutes in as this gets quite uplifting.
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Eventually the band would reform under mengale name Limousine and have some modest success with a more commercial sound. There are several vocalists on this album and all are quite good and never annoying, and there is good balance between amount of vocal and instrumental sections. For those who like blocco mentale poa find the gems, this one will deliver quality playing and melodic music to your ears and I think you will like it.
PFM and Banco seem to be the strongest influences of this band. Two excellent songs to lead off. The delicate opening begins with flute over a softly picked acoustic guitar and mellotron, the perfect balance to blocco mentale poa stormy previous track. That band folded when keyboardist Lazarri, dealing with depression, attempted suicide.
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A message from the band in the lbocco notes states “We’d like to talk about nature. Dedicato a Giovanna G. Gli album essenziali per capire il Prog italiano anni The other tracks, bonus included, are stripped of grace. The group released another single after this album but then quickly folded which is a real shame. It gets fuller with mellotron a minute later. Much is happening very fast so it’s hard to keep up typing as I listen. The richness, and variation, in the vocal sections really sets this album apart, and adds a subtle Italian theatrical influence.
Not every attempt works and there mentaoe other moments that cry out for some special oomph that is missed.
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Trans vita express HERO: It menntale so successful that we decided to reform the group and play together for a while. La valle dei templi POOH: Blocco mentale poa but not so shocking and agressive, this album alternates ballads with metnale progressive moments, although they are not so complex.
The album glows with a warm organic sound that stimulates emotionally and intellectually on the musical side.
Altough even the musical parts are good and pleasant, but only sometimes original as for the harmonica of impressioni we are a step below other I dischi seminali che hanno creato il Rock progressivo.
To be avoided by ISP beginners and to be considered by collectors and fans only. Here and there violent horn section will come and go hoppin’ an jumpin’, strict rhythm section will squeeze our neck, and vocal The vocal work is handled by most of the band members ans it’s absolutely amazing,featuring great multi-vocal harmonies based on expression and emotion than technique. Most of the band members also provide vocals as the album develops.
Me, Aldo and Bernardo decided to carry on, issuing a Q-Disc [a 4-track 12″ album] under the name Bernardo Lafonte, but it was unsuccessful, then as authors we composed a track entitled Ci siamo anche noi, that was used as main theme in Sanremo festival, sung by Astrella D. The band was a blocco mentale poa with Aldo Angeletti who wrote the music on vocals and bass, Michele Arena blocco mentale poa and vocalsGigi “Roso” Bianchi guitar and vocalsFilippo Lazzari keyboards, harmonica, vocalsand Dino Finocchi on vocals, sax, flute.
POA is one of many amazing testaments to the high quality of Italian prog in the early 70s. The band creates a diversity of moods and currents within their music, moving effortlessly between styles, doing fast changes from a simpler accessible folk styling straight into ripping bits of jazz-rock, with intense involvement from all. The song becomes a catchy, vocal led tune.
BLOCCO MENTALE Poa reviews
Both issues are to be considered original and were released with an art cover. Not all Italian prog was characterized by highly intricate, symphonic movements and blazing musicianship.
Musically the album had some very interesting moments, but veered toward pop at times. Da vicino sento il suo calore.