Wednesday 9 October 2019

Imagin'Aria - Exeligere (2019)

The fifth album from this Italian band.

The band is a quintet with a lineup of drums, guitars, bass and Italian vocals.
They had help from some other musicians who provided tenor sax, trombone, trumpet and keyboards.

As a pretty avid follower of the Italian scene, it is almost shocking that this is the first album I have ever got and heard from this band.

The band is not an RPI band, though. Although there are some faint whiffs of RPI here, their sound and music are heavier than RPI.

It is also far more modern sounding than RPI. The music has a Porcupine Tree sound and Rush sound.

There are indeed some similarities with Rush here. A lot of it, in fact.

The rather good Italian vocals brings us back to Italy with a bump, though. Some good organs gives us an 1970s vibe too.

The length of the album is also very much the 1970s. Forty-one minutes long is this album.

The music is somewhere between decent and good. There is no great tracks here but there is no sub standard tracks either. I am not won over but I may check out their first four albums.

2.5 points

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