Friday, 5 October 2018

Fedelissimo Bracco Branco. Il - Appunti Di Navigazione (2017)

The debut album from this Italian band.

This band with the long name is a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, accordion, keyboards, guitars and Italian vocals.

The RPI scene comes up with some rather strange bands and sounds in addition to the normal Rock Progressive Italiano (RPI) bands and sounds. Those based on PFM and Banco.

Il Fedelissimo Bracco Branco is one of these bands who does not really fits the standard RPI bands format.

Take a big chunk of bands like Ianva and their accordion based RPI and add some of Banco, Italian pop and folk music. That is when you get an album like this one.

The accordion is an instrument that sounds more dominant on this album than it really is. That is because accordion is not really an usual instrument in this genre or in the progressive rock genre.

And accordion is everywhere together with acoustic and electric guitars. Then add the very good vocals too.

The music is pretty bombastic where it throws hand-grenades in all direction. It is also pretty melodic and pastoral at times.

The quality could had been a lot better though. Nevertheless, this is a good to very good album which will send RPI fans happy to their beds. Check it out.

3 points 

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