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This album is really interesting in that while Le Orme had simplified their style like a lot of the prog giants, they made a dramatic shift in direction by scoring their pieces solely for acoustic instruments. Specifically, Aldo Tagliapietra now played cello and classical guitar (in addition to his vocal parts), Antonio Pagliuca played acoustic piano, harpsichord, and the harmonium (a reed keyboard instrument), drummer Giuseppe dei Rossi had abandoned the drum kit and played a host of percussion instruments including vibraphone, marimba, and the glockenspiel, while guitarist Germano Serafin played violin, acoustic guitar, buzuky, and the mandolin.
The result of the dramatic change in instrumentation is a highly melodic and peaceful album of acoustic music that is rich in melody and acoustic textures. The percussion instruments really add quite a lot and I actually find it preferable to a full drum kit at times.
All in all, this is an excellent album that presents a pleasant change of direction for a prog band in the late 1970s. Highly recommended along with Uomo di pezza (1972), Felona e Serona (1973), Contrapuntti (1974), and Storia O Leggenda (1977). For those of you that like the acoustic direction, they would continue this approach on Piccola Rapsodia Dell'Ape (1980).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For their 1979 album "Florian" Le Orme took a complete right turn and basically put out an unplugged album. Read morePublished on August 12, 2007 by Steven Sly
Well this album is absolutely underrated and often unknown as well...it is worth "4 stars and an half" at least. Read morePublished on June 20, 2003 by Lethe